Apple allows security inspections of its products in China

Apple allows security inspections of its products in China

The Telegraph has revealed in a recent report that US Tech giant Apple will allow the security inspections of its products by the officials of the Chinese government. The security inspections will apparently be focused mainly on identifying back doors which may facilitate third-party access to information stored on the Apple devices.

To enable security inspections of Apple’s products by the China government, the company’s CEO Tim Cook had seemingly put a requisite agreement in place when he met with Lu Wei – the director of China's State Internet Information Office – last year.

Even though Cook had reportedly asserted during his meeting with Wei that Apple has neither had any security backdoors nor has the company provided customers’ personal data to third parties, Wei had said that Apple's products would still have to pass security audits performed by Chinese government officers, so that it can be ensured that the products were acceptable for customer use in China.

Clearly, Apple’s decision to allow the Chinese government to perform security inspections on its products - the iPhone, the iPad, and Mac computers - is a move which has been evidently been taken to assuage concerns that Apple’s devices are used for snooping on Chinese citizens.

The security inspections will allow Apple to continue the sales of its devices in China.


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