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Apple's Chinese iCloud operations, encryption keys transferred to China

In terms of data security, Apple assured that their data will remain secure and private, adding that no "backdoors" would be created into any of its systems

ANI  |  Delhi 

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Tech giant announced that its Chinese operations were being transferred to a local firm in southern China, along with its keys.

The move comes after announced its partnership with (GCBD), a Chinese firm supervised by a board ran by government-owned businesses, last year.

With the relocation, users with accounts registered in will now have their data hosted by the GCBD centre. However, users who prefer not to hand over data can choose to delete their Chinese accounts, The Verge reported.

The maker in a set of emails to mainland Chinese customers last month had said the move would enable the firm's development in terms of speed and reliability of and ensure greater compliance with Chinese regulations.

Following the official transfer of operations, reports suggest that Chinese users may experience a ramp up in terms of speed of operations, owing to the absence of any

Local Chinese media said post the deal with Apple, users will reportedly experience faster download times and a more stable network, along with greater data protection ensured by the

In terms of data security, assured that their data will remain secure and private, adding that no "backdoors" would be created into any of its systems. The company statement also clarified that data would remain private, "until the requests to see it."

The transition is being rolled out to select users in

First Published: Thu, March 01 2018. 09:46 IST
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