Apple will waive and agree to store the iCloud encryption keys on Chinese servers
|Apple will waive and agree to store the iCloud encryption keys on Chinese servers|
Apple has agreed to the Chinese government's requirement that encryption keys for iCloud accounts should be stored on servers in China, which has previously forced it to store Chinese iCloud users on servers there as well.
Apple is using Guizhou-Cloud Big Data, a Chinese cloud storage company, and will be managing the servers under the supervision of engineers from the US company and the Chinese company.
The Chinese authorities can access iCloud data more quickly by issuing a security note that a device must be decrypted without passing through the judicial authorities. Apple is forced to provide cryptographic keys and provide these data without resistance.
The Chinese government has tightened its grip on foreign technology companies and demanded that it provide back doors to monitor data at any time, which Apple resisted for a while before it found itself pulling out of the smartphone market there.
Apple confirmed to Reuters that what it did was the best option, it is true that it was hoping to maintain data on servers in America, but so far still have a role in the management of such data.