Nokia has responded to the investigation that the Finnish ombudsman for data protection Tuesday, is started. The company confirmed that data to a server in China is sent, but that this data not be made to persons linked can be.
The investigation was started after the Finnish media was tipped off that some Nokia 7 Plus models data, sent to China. Meanwhile, Nokia confirmed that there is indeed a part of this models data to a Chinese server is sent, but ensures that it is only to anonymous data.
Nokia declares that the leak is caused by software that was designed for the Chinese models of the Nokia 7 Plus. According to Chinese law, all of the data in China is collected, also on Chinese servers. A part of the phones outside of China are sold, also sent data to the server.
In February, Nokia released an update that fixes this problem. There is still data collected, but these are now back to the servers of Nokia’s parent company HMD Global in Singapore sent. It goes according to the company, for diagnostic data, which Nokia the warranty period may determine and its services can improve.
The study by the Finnish ombudsman for data protection is for now.
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