In the early morning of January 11th, apple Chinese users received an official message "important notifications to iCloud users in mainland China". The notice tells the user that, since February 28, 2018, the iCloud services associated with your Apple ID will be transferred to "cloud Guizhou".
Interestingly, according to the TechCrunch report, some American user data is being migrated, and foreign users for their iCloud data to be migrated to the Chinese local server is to resist, because their reason is: "as long as there is a legitimate reason Chinese government can obtain the user's data, it is very uncomfortable."
In the past year, apple and other cloud storage companies were required to establish storage servers in the mainland. Apple's attitude was to comply with Chinese laws, and then chose to cooperate with Guizhou on cloud (GCBD). ICloud domestic data migration will start in February 28th, iCloud said the revised terms, apple and cloud Guizhou will have full access to the data, including in accordance with the applicable law in mutual sharing, exchange and disclosure of all user data (including content rights).
There are several ways that foreign users can also be included in China's iCloud migration. For example, Apple ID is created in China, or you change Apple ID to Chinese area at some time.
Apple also reminds users in mail. If you don't want data to be migrated, you can edit Apple ID's country or region settings, change the current country or region, and continue to use the original iCloud service. But Chinese users living in the mainland of China do not seem to have changed the proposal to avoid data migration in current countries or regions, which may cause subsequent series of payment services, App purchase, downloading, subscription and so on. If you want to refuse, you can only stop using iCloud.
We need to remind you that if your account mail didn't receive Apple notification, it means that your iCloud data will not migrate to the cloud, and Guizhou will become a disabled state directly. Only when new terms are accepted, will the account be reactivated.
ICloud moved to the home after the user experience is good, in the past often appear network delay problem iCloud has finally gone for ever, with the local server, we look forward to the criticism of the iCloud can be more stable, more rapid, and the domestic application / platform has better compatibility.As for the sensitive issue of personal data security, Apple also emphasizes that "we have strong data privacy and security protection mechanisms, and will not create backdoors in any of our systems." On the cloud, as a service provider, Guizhou can only access encrypted data required by the operating server and will not access more data.