After confirming the opening of the second data center in Denmark, Apple told Reuters that open your first data center in China, in partnership with a local internet services company, in order to comply with the cybersecurity laws introduced by there in June.
O data center Chinese will be built in Guizhou, with the help of the firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd (GCBD), and be part of the $ 1 billion investment plan in the province.
The inclusion of this data center allow us to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services, in addition to complying with recently approved regulations. These regulations require cloud services to be operated by Chinese companies, so we are partnering with GCBD to offer iCloud.
In the past month, there has been a change in China's cybersecurity laws, which require that certain data on Chinese citizens be protected. This means that foreign companies operating within the country's borders must store confidential data on domestic servers, as well as undergo security assessments before transferring that data outside the country.
Apple is the first foreign company to announce the adaptation of the new law, while others claim that it is very strict, ?vague? and that it overloads companies with risks, compromising private data.
Knowing that myths could arise about this, Apple made it clear that its data protection protocols will not be impacted by Chinese laws, saying that it will not create any kind of backdoor in their systems.
Some companies like Microsoft and Amazon already have data centers in China. In 2015, Apple would have started to store encrypted data from iCloud in the country, on the servers of the operator China Telecom. The intention, as they said at the time, would be to improve the performance of iCloud for the inhabitants of the Asian continent.