(The Hosting News) – Apple has announced plans to begin storing its Chinese user’s data on China Telecom servers, making this the first time the tech giant has stored data in the country.
According to CNet, the decision to keep data in the country will greatly improve the speed of China’s iCloud due to the close proximity of the servers to customers.
“Apple takes user security and privacy very seriously,” said the Cupertino based company. “We have added China Telecom to our list of data center providers to increase bandwidth and improve performance for our customers in mainland China. All data stored with our providers is encrypted. China Telecom does not have access to the content.”
This move from Apple comes as a surprise to many, as quite a few technology companies, especially Google, refuse to build data centers in China due to its strict censorship and privacy law.