APPLE IN CHINA: TECHNOLOGY GIANT TRIES TO ADAPT WITH THE NEW LAW




İlknur Şebnem Öztemel-TDO-13.07.2017- Apple has set up its first data center in China in order to ‘’obey’’ to a strict new law requiring foreign firms to store Chinese users information in the country.

Apple established a new center in the southern province of Guizhou, part of a group of investments that costs about 1 billion dollars. It will be operated with a local data management company.

In this way, Apple will locally host related data with the help of a Chinese partner.  Others will most likely have to do the same.

Apple said in a statement that the new center would keep “strong data privacy and security protections in place” adding that no back doors would be created in its systems.

Officers indicated “The addition of this data center will allow us to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services while also complying with newly passed regulations”.

In June, Chinese police arrested 22 people suspected of selling the personal data of an unspecified number of Apple customers. Following, Chinese government enlarged its industrial policy and called foreign technological firms to make security reviews and users to be careful about messaging apps to register their real identities.