Apple criticised for storing data inside China

Sun Online Desk

23rd May, 2021 03:03:16 PM printer

Apple criticised for storing data inside China

Apple has confirmed that it is storing Chinese customers' data inside data centres based in China, following reports by the New York Times.

However, it said it had "never compromised the security" of either its customers or their data.

Apple said it was complying with Chinese law about the data storage of its nationals.

However, one expert told the BBC it was effectively "handing over the keys" to the Chinese government by doing this.

China has long been accused of using technology to track its citizens and for the purpose of mass surveillance.

(BBC)


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