HMD Global demonstrates its dedication to user privacy and security, moves its data servers

HMD Global demonstrates its dedication to user privacy and security, moves its data servers
"Data security and privacy" — these words have been thrown around a lot in recent years, gaining more and more momentum after events like the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Huawei spying accusations, et cetera. As you are probably well aware, your own Android phone will beam packages of data to its manufacturer, to feed device activation lists and anonymous performance charts.

But privacy is privacy and keeping any data secure is always the better choice. HMD Global (Nokia 2.0) has decided to signal its dedication to protecting user data by moving all of the data it collects to a different spot. HMD has partnered with Google Cloud and consultancy firm CGI and began the process of migrating its records right to its back yard — the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland. Previously, the data was stored on Amazon Web Services servers in Singapore.

All newly-released Nokia phones will be sending their data to the new servers. As for the older handsets — they will start uploading to the new location when they receive the Android Q update. And, you know, HMD Global is dedicated to pushing major updates as fast as it can, so maybe you will get to see Android 10 on your Nokia phone by the end of the year?

Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global said:

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49 Comments

1. legar123

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 26, 2019

Only Samsung respects its users privacy. The rest are lying!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's always funny to see a reverse troll in action, lol.

5. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Funny thing is that back in March several Nokia phones were reportedly sending user data back to China.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Funny thing is, so were OnePlus phones, what you call the best phone ever. The Nokia phones never sent personal data. The OnePlus phones did.

12. AbhiD

Posts: 856; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Funny thing is, a chinese company was sending some data to china. WOW! What a revelation! While Nokia was sending data to China despite being based in Finland. Now that was spying. Btw FYI, that data was inconsequential and not personal data you liar. These Nokia fanboys man...

13. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

HMD may be based in Finland but they are fully backed by Chinese money and those backers have a lot of influence. For example when one of HMD's Finnish bosses was interviewed and was asked about the first notch on a Nokia phone the reply was that they (finnish) were against it, but the Chinese backers had insisted on the notch.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

That doesn’t mean they sent back personal data to China, and doesn’t really java anything to do with that topic, now does it?

19. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

"and doesn’t really java" Uh what does Java have anything to do with this? Lol is this another one of your instances where you try to shoehorn a company like you do with Google to prove your point even though you fail in the process?

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot, meet kettle is the perfect response to you, lmao.

25. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

So what you are trying to say is that you don't know what you are talking about? Got it.

34. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, I'm not saying I'm you at all, lol.

42. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

That was terrible. I think I have bested you yet again, and I wasn't even trying this time.

45. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

That was a fact, lol. And you’ve never bested me, as you continue to run of from articles all the time when going against me. And I’m not even trying this time. ;)

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

But I get what you’re saying, mootu. There is a lot of Chinese money behind HMD.

20. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Wow so they do have influence from Chinese backers. Wow Nokia.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

And that means what, exactly?

26. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

What's it to you?

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

What's it to you if HMD has Chinese backers?

41. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

You were the one who got defensive.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Actually, that was you.

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

AbhiD.... Except no personal user data was sent back to China, and HMD didn’t try to cover up, unlike OnePlus. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/gadgets-news/hmd-global-responds-to-reports-of-nokia-7-plus-phones-sending-data-to-chinese-servers/articleshow/68567869.cms If that data was “inconsequential”, then why did OnePlus try to keep it under wraps at first? Keep lying for them, OnePlus fanboy, lmao.

21. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Two wrongs don't make a right. Stop grasping at straws and make excuses for Nokia.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

There are no straws to grasp. The link I posted proves what I’m saying, and proves HMD (not Nokia) didn’t send any personal user data. Where is your link backing up what you have to say? You just proved your own hypocrisy because when OnePlus got busted, you stayed as quiet as a church mouse.

27. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I just said TWO wrongs don't make a right or is counting past one an arduous task for you? And let's not forget that you tend to remain biased whenever your OEM does wrong. You are clearly the hypocrite.

36. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Except HMD didn't send any personal data to China, or is a sentence that is hardly complex an arduous task for you? And lets not forget how you are the most biased person here when it comes to OEM's you favor. You are the biggest hypocrite on this site.

28. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Backtracking and deflecting, a usual thing when it comes to your ridiculous comments.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pot, meet kettle once again, lol.

40. Venom

Posts: 3823; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

No need to get mad at me just because anything past one is a challenge for you.

47. meanestgenius

Posts: 22490; Member since: May 28, 2014

No need to get angry with me because any sentence with more than three words is a challenge for you.

8. Fred3

Posts: 583; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Legar123 You're that apple guy with another profile. You're not fooling no one

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