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HMD's Nokia phones sent personal info to China

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FunkyMike    1,810
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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:

 

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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?

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translated via google

https://nrkbeta.no/2019/03/21/norske-telefoner-sendte-personopplysninger-til-kina/

 

 

https://www.androidauthority.com/nokia-7-plus-user-info-967901/

Edited by FunkyMike

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