Apple To Transfer Chinese iCloud Operations To Chinese Firm
Quote:Apple's iCloud services in mainland China will be operated by a Chinese company from next month, the tech giant has confirmed. It has contacted customers based in China, advising them to examine new terms and conditions. They include a clause that both Apple and the Chinese firm will have access to all data stored on iCloud.
iCloud accounts registered outside of China are not affected. The firm, Guizhou on the Cloud Big Data (GCBD), is owned by the Guizhou provincial government in southern China. Apple said the "partnership" with GCBD would allow it to "improve the speed and reliability of our iCloud services products while also complying with newly passed regulations that cloud services be operated by Chinese companies".
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