Apple Moving iCloud Data To China

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by unheateds, Feb 28, 2018.

  1. unheateds macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2018
    Interesting read, and total BS move by Apple. Funny how they are the champions of privacy when it comes to US law enforcement agencies wanting them to unlock domestic terrorism suspects iPhones, but when their massive financial investments in China are concerned, they are more than happy to turn over law abiding citizens iCloud accounts and encryption keys so the Chinese State can do as they want with it.
  2. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Apple is following the laws in China. According to the article, Apple had tried to petition the Chinese government to exempt Apple from this law, but it was rejected. They had two choices. Get rid of iCloud for Chinese consumers or follow the law.

    In the US, Apple requires the Federal government to follow US laws before handing over data. If the FBI wants unfettered access to everyone's data, then they should have the laws changed. I suspect a large number of Americans would feel strongly that the FBI/NSA/CIA/etc shouldn't have carte blanche access to citizen's private data.
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    I wonder if China would allow Apple to permanently delete any user data, with user confirmation of course, prior to migration. In other words, if the user didn't want their data housed under China's authority, they could ask Apple to permanently delete it before it being migrated to state-run servers.
  4. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I vote "Get rid of iCloud for Chinese customers"

    But then their Aple's biggest market .... Seems the big fish gets the worm.
  5. trainwrecka macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    It is not Apple's job to fix how China runs it's country. They need to work for privacy where they can, but it won't workout everywhere.

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