27 Feb Privacy Fears Raised as Apple Stores iCloud Keys in New China Data Center
Privacy and human rights fears have been raised as Apple announced that it will be storing the iCloud keys of Chinese users in its new data center in Guizhou by the end of this month.
This is the first time iCloud keys will be stored outside of the United States. The move raised concerns from human rights activists and majority of users who fear that the Chinese government will now have easier access to the data, since it can simply compel the country’s legal system to do its bidding.
Activists further said that the data can be used to track down dissidents, citing the case where Yahoo turn over information that led to the arrest of two democracy advocates.