Taiwan: Top tech giants must stop playing fast and loose with privacy

The alleged violations are believed to involve collecting and storing personal information without fully notifying people!

A Taiwanese watchdog claims 12 of the world’s largest makers of cellphones have broken laws safeguarding privacy.
The state’s National Communications Commission, which has probed several tech giants, wouldn’t name all of the accused – but officials at the regulator mentioned Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung, Sony and HTC, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The alleged violations are believed to involve collecting and storing personal information without fully notifying people under Taiwanese law. The phone makers may also have harvested more data than needed.
Read more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/05/taiwan_probes_smartphone_giants_for_data_snooping/
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