Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi, which was recently stained by allegations of sharing user’s data with a Chinese server says that it will engage with Indian authorities to address the concerns about user’s privacy and data security.
Last week, Indian Air Force advised its personnel and their families to discontinue the use of Xiaomi Redmi 1s out of a supposition that Xiaomi shares device’s IMEI number, customer’s phone number, phone contacts and text message with a Chinese server and could lead to a possible cyber threat.
Following these allegations by IAF and a security company F-Secure, Xiaomi decided to migrate International users’ data to the servers outside of China. Xiaomi vice President, Hugo Barra said-
We don’t have a revolutionary product. Like many other messaging services, we also offer messaging, backup, cloud services to our customers. We also have the highest standards of encryption to ensure that users’ data is safe. We are trying to get to the bottom of this. So far, we have not heard anything from the IAF or any other authorities and have only read media reports. We will reach out to authorities and engage with them to address any concerns that they might have.