Chinese authorities will have access to the cloud storage. Moreover, from now on, they can have access to documents like texts, emails, and other data more easily and fast. Thus, China won’t go to the U.S.A. anymore.
In fact, Apple has the immense popularity of providing safe storage for its clients. It encrypts its stored data. However, normally, to unlock an iCloud account one needs the cryptographic keys. Moreover, Apple Inc. stored such keys only in the United States only. Consequently, if any organization or authority needed access to the iCloud account, needed to go to U. S. A. following its legal proceedings. But now it changed.
So what is now? Now, as Apple Inc. says, the corporation will store its keys for Chinese iCloud accounts in China itself. Obviously, it means China won’t go to U.S. A. anymore. If the country needs to seek any information, it doesn’t need to go to a US court for having the access to the information on Chinese iCloud users. Conversely, Chinese authorities will be able to seek information from Apple using its own Chinese legal system in Chinese the court.
On the other hand, human rights activists are worried about the change. They are anxious fearing, Chinese authorities may use this stored data to track users. The human rights activists cited that China previously used data to track people while Yahoo Inc. handed its user-data a decade ago.