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The Finnish ombudsman for an investigation into the brand Nokia phones data breaches

FILE PHOTO: Visitors gather outside the Nokia booth at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Finland’s data protection ombudsman said on Thursday that he would investigate whether there was a breach of security by the brand Nokia phones, after the Norwegian public broadcaster, reported that the evidence of the mobile phones had sent information to China.

Ombudsman Reijo Aarnio told Reuters that he would review whether there were violations that involved “personal information and if there is a legal justification for this.”

Nokia branded mobile phones are developed by a separate Finnish company HMD Global. Nokia declined to comment and HMD Global was not immediately available.

Reporting by Anne Kauranen; Editing by Edmund Blair

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