Apple will begin storing Chinese customer iCloud data at new China data center from next month
Apple has today announced a date for its operational move of iCloud customer data for residents of mainland China, from US data centers to a new facility located locally in Guizhou. The change was announced last year; Apple is partnering with CGBD to comply with local laws.
Affected customers are now being notified about the transition which will start on February 28. Apple reassured users that the data will be protected by the same encryption standards as its current US policies and that no special backdoors will be created.