Tech giant Apple Inc recently made an announcement regarding setting up its first data center in China, in collaboration with a local internet services company, in order to obey with stricter cybersecurity laws introduced by Beijing last month.
It also disclosed that the facility will be located in the southern province of Guizhou with data management firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co Ltd (GCBD).
Reuters this investment would form element of a designed $1 billion investment by Apple into the region.
"The addition of this data center will allow us to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services while also complying with newly passed regulations," the company said in a statement to Reuters. "These regulations require cloud services be operated by Chinese companies so we're partnering with GCBD to offer iCloud."
The tech giant also said that it had sturdy data privacy and security protections in place. "No backdoors will be created into any of our systems," it said.
On the other hand, China recently brought in a new cyber security law that mentions much stern controls over data than in Europe and the United States, counting mandating that firms store all data within China and pass security reviews.