Apple warns some users on dodging new data law

Apple announced last year that it will migrate all user data from Chinese iCloud accounts to local servers run by Guizhou Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd

Business analysts said the move will help Apple comply with Chinese law concerning customer data and allay some customers' concerns about the security of their data, state-run Xinhua news agency.

In a separate email sent this evening, Apple has informed users that these emails were sent in error, reiterating that only users with their Apple ID country set to China will have their iCloud data migrated to GCBD servers.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request from Newsweek for further comment.

The move, which is set to take place on February 28, is meant to allow Apple to better comply with China's cloud computing regulations and is not meant to affect users registered outside of China. He declined to share his full name in case his secondary account is identified and closed.

Apple past year removed dozens of local and foreign VPN apps from its Chinese app store, as well as popular media apps and communication tools including Microsoft Corp's Skype, cutting off a major resource for Chinese users looking to access uncensored content.

Chinese authorities maintain that the bans on foreign content - which include popular US services by Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc - are created to maintain social stability and eliminate threats to China's sovereignty. However, Apple claims that its partnership with GCBD grants customers strong data privacy and security protection.

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However, some users say they are unconvinced and will disable their accounts.

"My iCloud service is paid in USA dollars and the billing address is in Portland, how can this data be in a Chinese server?"

Apple responded by pointing to their terms and conditions, which state: "The operation of iCloud services associated with Apple IDs that have China in their country or region setting will be subject to this transition".

Apple is one of the first countries to hand data storage to locally-owned servers in China, while services from fellow tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter remain blocked in the country.

As reported by TechCrunch, a number of Apple customers with USA and other country Apple IDs also received notification via email that their iCloud data would be handed off to GCBD.

Apple the new database in Guizhou last July, with an investment of $1 billion (roughly Rs. 6,370 crores).

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