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In a Russian filing, Apple says it stores user data including names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers on Russian servers to comply with a local law (Bloomberg)

[2019-02-05 00:00:29]

Bloomberg: In a Russian filing, Apple says it stores user data including names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers on Russian servers to comply with a local law  —  - User information limited to customer names and contact details  — Apple made similar agreement in China last year for iCloud

In a Russian filing, Apple says it stores user data including names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers on Russian servers to comply with a local law (Bloomberg)


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