Smartphones from Apple, Xiaomi and others have been violating Taiwan’s privacy laws by collecting user data and sending it back to company servers, according to a government regulator.
Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) revealed the preliminary findings of its investigation during a legislative session on Thursday. The regulator has been examining the phones since August to see if they met local security requirements.
The investigation has so far found problems with 12 phone models, said the commission’s vice chairman Yu Hsiao-Cheng during the legislative session. “Almost every one of them will register with their company’s server,” he added, without elaborating on the specific issues.