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  • Apple Accused of Violating Privacy Laws by the Taiwanese Government


    Taiwan’s National Communications Commission recently claimed that it found 12 of the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturers, including Apple, to be violating the country’s Personal Information Protection Act which helps to govern the “collection, processing and use of personal information.” For those of you who didn’t already know, the National Communications Commission plays a very similar role to that of the FCC in the US.

    The company didn’t reveal details of the violations but the violations are likely caused by the cloud services offered by the companies. According to the folks over at The Wall Street Journal, the NCC uncovered the problems while investigating allegations that Chinese brand Xiaomi not only collected but also transmitted user data without authorization. Apple and Xiaomi aren’t the only two manufacturers who fall in this category. Others include HTC, Samsung, Sony along with several others.

    NCC spokesman, Yu Hsiao-cheng said the following regarding the matter:

    The key issue is that companies have to tell consumers if they are collecting their personal data or transferring it elsewhere. Our law is quite strict.
    The law that Hsiao-cheng is referring to regulates the information that companies can collect from consumers and how they are allowed to process that information. It should be noted that the law contains a number of potentially problematic provisions such as limitation on the transfer of personal information internationally, which could affect companies that don’t operate data centers in Taiwan.

    Another thing to keep in mind though regarding the whole situation is the fact that the violations in question don’t appear to be that serious, despite the initial thoughts. One NCC official said that the commission would like the companies to resolve the issues on their own and that a grace period for compliance will likely be extended for all of the companies involved.

    We’ll have to see how Apple and the others respond and react to the news.

    Source: The Wall Street Journal
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Accused of Violating Privacy Laws by the Taiwanese Government started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. iphone6969's Avatar
      iphone6969 -
      Don't surprise me Apple collects enough just on your iPhone alone now apple pay nope not trusted and the diagnosis in settings nope seems they want to follow you, they know when you eat, sleep, and probably the toilet??
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphone6969 View Post
      Don't surprise me Apple collects enough just on your iPhone alone now apple pay nope not trusted and the diagnosis in settings nope seems they want to follow you, they know when you eat, sleep, and probably the toilet??
      Do you even know how Apple pay works? I suggest watching the keynote and be educated.
    1. rolandgabor's Avatar
      rolandgabor -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      Do you even know how Apple pay works? I suggest watching the keynote and be educated.
      Many companies and governments have said many things to citizens and consumers in the past that turned out to be a lie. I'm not saying Apple pay is one of those but you never know. Don't be so dismissive and naive to think that any of our informations might be safe, when they are collected with our consent they are used for one of two things. Information and the ability to sell us something. At the end it's all for profit.