Apple has confirmed that it stores the data of Chinese customers in data centers located in China. At the same time, the company said that it вЂњnever compromised the securityвЂќ of its customers or their data.
Apple said it complies with Chinese law regarding the storage of its citizen's data. However, according to one of the experts, in this way the company actually вЂњpasses the keysвЂќ to the Chinese government, which has long been accused of using technology to monitor its citizens and mass surveillance.
вЂњI would have long felt uncomfortable [using Apple products] if I had been critical of the Chinese government,вЂќ said Professor Michael Posner, a former Obama administration official and director of the Center for Business and Human Rights at New York University. вЂ” I wouldn't have any confidence that the data I put in the cloud using Apple services are protected by privacy.вЂќ According to him, by placing encrypted data on servers inside China, Apple вЂњ plays by Chinese rules.вЂќ