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Taiwan’s NCC reports Apple, Xiaomi, HTC and others invaded consumers’ privacy


Taiwan of all countries in the world is accusing top smartphone makers of violating privacy policies. The personal information protection act is against the way these companies collect user information. Taiwan’s telecommunication regulators have been investigating this fore two months and more than 12 brands are under this.taiwan-ncc-logo

The privacy violation is subject to banning the handset makers right away or maybe fined by Taiwanese officials. The regulators did not reveal any names as of now, but they found such privacy law violation while reviewing Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd. They suspected it right that most of the user’s data is being sent to China without their permission.

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The National Communications Commission (NCC) of Taiwan is set to release all the findings in a few weeks and will take action against the handset makers. Top sellers in Taiwanese market include the Korean giant, Samsung, American innovator Apple; Taiwanese home based HTC Corp and newly rising Xiaomi from China. Vice Chairman of NCC revealed this by calling them imperfections according to the law and will ask the makers to alter their handsets. If the makers comply with the orders they can continue selling their phones in Taiwanese or face ban if they decide otherwise.

The regulators do not want to ban, but just order them brands to make necessary improvements. The government wants the handset makers to tell the customers regarding the information they collect and transfer. HTC is working with regulators to keep privacy and security of customers intact. The software in the handsets must comply with the required security standards, said HTC.

This will save the consumers from being exploited later and stop countries like China for spying and invading everyone’s privacy. NCC is pretty clear with the rules and guidelines, which means compliance with their information protection law. All brands must launch a patch and ensure security of customers in Taiwan.

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