Apple Moves iCloud Data and Encryption Keys for Chinese Users to China

Source: Hacker News

Apple has finally agreed to open a new Chinese data center next month to comply with the country's latest controversial data protection law.

Apple will now move the cryptographic keys of its Chinese iCloud users in data centers run by a state-owned company called Cloud Big Data Industrial Development Co, despite concerns from human rights activists.

In 2017, China passed a Cybersecurity Law that requires "critical information infrastructure operators" to store Chinese users' data within the country's borders, which likely forced Apple to partner with the new Chinese data center.