Tech giant Apple has confirmed that it has been storing Chinese customers’ data at its centers based in China. The report came out New York Times and created a huge buzz.
However, the organization has also assured that it is not compromising any security issues.
The company explained that they have been complying with Chinese law and policies regarding the data storage of its nationals.
China has been accused of its ill purpose to utilize technology as a mass surveillance medium for a long time.
Professor Michael Posner, director of the Centre for Business and Human Rights at New York University said, “I would have been uncomfortable a long time ago [using Apple products] if I were critical of the Chinese government.”
He further added, “I would have no confidence that there is any privacy in anything that I’m putting up on the cloud using an Apple product.”
He said that Apple is playing by the Chinese rules by housing the encrypted data in the servers inside the country.
Not to mention, but last year in December, Apple removed over 46,000 applications from its China App Store as the deadline set by the state.