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HMD's Nokia phones sent personal info to China

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FunkyMike    1,867

Owners of Nokia 7 Plus may have sent sensitive information to a server in China for several months. The Data Inspectorate in Finland has now started investigations after NRK's disclosure.


- Based on our preliminary analysis, one can assume that personal data has been transferred, says Ombudsman Reijo Aarnio to the newspaper.


In February, we got a tip from Henrik Austad, a reader who had monitored the traffic on his Nokia 7 Plus. He noticed that the phone often contacted a server and sent off a data packet.


The package was sent unencrypted and when he inspected the contents of the package he was worried:



Every time the phone was switched on, the screen activated or unlocked, his geographical position, as well as the SIM card number and the phone's serial number went to a server in China.


Why does HMD Global, the Finnish owner of Nokia, send personal user data about their customers to a server in China?








translated via google





Edited by FunkyMike

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