In order to match with Chinese new cyber law which introduced last month. The American technology giant Apple Inc on Wednesday, announced that it has partnered with local internet service company, to establish its first data center in China.
Apple said that “It will build the center in the southern province of Guizhou with data management firm Gizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry CO Ltd. (GCBD).”
In an interview with Reuters, Apple spokesperson told that “The center is a plan of $1 billion investment into the province.”
“”Apart from this data center, we will be allowed to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services while following the new passed rules,” He added.
Referring to its online data storage service, it said that “These regulations require cloud services be operated by Chinese companies so we’re partnering with GCBD to offer iCloud.”
After the implementation of a new cyber security law on April 1, Apple is the first foreign company to announce its amendment to data collection for China, for which foreign companies need to store data in the country.
Foreign trade groups said that strict data monitoring and storage requirements of the law are highly vague, burdened by companies with high compliance risks and threatened proprietary data.
Officials say that the law is not ready to put foreign companies in a disadvantage and was prepared in response to cyber attacks and the threat of terrorism.
Apple also said that there was strong data privacy and security protection in its place.
“Any backdoors will be made in our system,” it said.
In April, China also announced a law that businesses that transfer more than 1,000 gigabytes of data outside of China need to review annual security with potential blocks to export economic security, technical and scientific data.
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