Apple has announced it will be giving its iCloud operations in China to the government-owned local partner Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry (GBCD).
On 10 January 2018, Apple revealed GCBD will be taking over the Chinese iCloud under China-specific terms of service.
Apple has made the move to obey the Chinese government’s policies, which is that Chinese citizens data must be stored within the country.
The Chinese terms of service say: “You understand and agree that Apple and GCBD will have access to all data that you store on this service, including the right to share, exchange and disclose all user data, including content, to and between each other under applicable law.”
Written by Leah Alger