Apple fined 216,000 yuan by Russian court for refusing to store user iCloud data in Russia

Russia has been asking Apple to store user iCloud data related to Russian citizens in the country. According to a news report by Interfax, Apple appears to be refusing to comply with the rule.


Apple was fined 2 million rubles (about 216,000 yuan) by a Russian court for not complying with the regulations. Since the Russian-Ukraine incident, Russian courts have increasingly clashed with (mostly U.S.) big tech companies over content censorship and data control.


Apple's iCloud data is often (encrypted) stored on third-party cloud storage services such as Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. It was previously reported that Apple is Google's largest cloud customer, storing more than 8EB of data on its platform.

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