On Monday, the New York Times in collaboration with citations from internal company documents and reliable source interviews, reported that Apple Inc. Servers owned by a Chinese state-owned company is storing data from its Chinese customers.
Amongst many other policies, this data deal made by Apple to the Chinese government according to its law established in 2017, compares differently to the tougher privacy standards for U.S. customers.
In response to these claims the company responded saying, “We have never compromised the security of our users or their data in China, or anywhere we operate.”
Despite this statement, based on reports and internal investigations done by the cybersecurity experts, Apple has been receiving a negative response from quite a few people.
The director of government affairs at Public Knowledge, Greg Guice while talking about how China’s need to keep a track on their people was expected, said in a statement, “Users of Apple products were surely sold the devices based on the company’s commitment to the privacy of their data. We see now, that was an illusion.”
A revenue of more than $40 billion was made by the iPhone maker in Greater China during the last fiscal year.
A majority of the company’s products are manufactured and assembled in China and the company even has a major part of their supply chain located in the country. This depicts Apple’s long-lasting relationship with China, going back decades.