Apple's iCloud move to China raises concerns www.nhk.or.jp
US IT giant Apple announced on Tuesday it is going to move the base of its data-storage services used by Chinese customers to China.
The operation of the "iCloud" services will be transferred to a local partner in Guizhou Province starting February 28th. Apple says the move is to comply with Chinese laws.
Beijing restricts data transfers outside of the country.
iCloud users are worried their photos, documents and other data could be handed over to authorities.
Other US and European IT companies are considering moving their data centers to China. Yet they are also worried that the tightening of the country's Internet regulations may end up hurting their business.