- A Nokia 7 user recently reported that the phone was sending personal information to a Chinese server.
- Finland data protection ombudsman promised to investigate the claims.
- Nokia said a batch of Nokia 7 phones had an 'error' that led to the data being shared. The fix was issued in a January 2019 update.
Finland’s data protection authority has said it will investigate after claims that HMD Global’s Nokia smartphones have been secretly sending data to Chinese servers. The probe follows a report by Norwegian public broadcaster NRK that claims Nokia phones have been sending sensitive personal data to China after a Nokia user tipped the publication off. The report claims that Henrik Austad found that his Nokia 7 has been sending unencrypted data to a Chinese server when the phone was switched on. The data reportedly included the user’s location, SIM card number and the phone’s serial number.