China company to run Apple iCloud accounts

Published: Gibson Hamilton

On: January, 2018

The tech giant Apple inc has confirmed that its enrich iCloud services will be operated by the Chinese company from the next month in the mainland of China.

Apple has currently contacted several customers from China and meanwhile suggests them to examine brand new terms & conditions. They even disclose a clause that both the Chinese companies and Apple will have permission to access all the data that stored on iCloud.

The tech expert said that it had made the move to comply with the cloud computing regulations of the country. And the registered iCloud accounts outside of China are not strained.

The Chinese cyber security rules introduced in July 2017 contains a requirement for firms to store the entire data within china.

Apple says Chinese firm will operate iCloud accounts

The company called Guizzhou which is based on the Cloud Big data(GCBD), owned by provincial government of Guizhou in southern China. It is the firm where Apple opened a $1bn data centre previous year in order to meet the regulations.

Apple told, the data of iCloud will be transformed from 28th February. Customers from the China who didn’t want to use iCloud run by GCBD were given the option to terminate their account.

Apple revealed that the partnership with GCBD would enable it to improve the speed as well as reliability of our products of iCloud services and also performing newly passed regulations which cloud services be regulated by Chinese firms.

The company added that the Apple had very strong data privacy as well as security protections in the place and no backdoors will be made into any of our systems.

Users use iCloud to store data like documents and photographs. This move comes after the firm was criticized by some previous year for removing VPNs from its App store in the China. It was the software that allowed users to know the government restrictions on the internet access.