Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker, claimed that the user information in India on its devices is fully safe, pointing out that it uses and collects personal data in full conformity with users’ permission and present laws. It also added that its server was located in Singapore.
No. 4 smartphone maker in India, Oppo, is the first firm to formally comment after the government requested almost 30 handset producers that trade handset in India to share the safety protocols they obey to defend mobile handsets. This was triggered by fears of supposed misuse of data particularly by firms which have servers located in China.
“As a global smartphone producer, Oppo knows the significance of data privacy of the users and takes it sincerely. Every effort is made to use and collect personal information in full conformity with the users’ permission and present data privacy rules by the government,” the smartphone manufacturer claimed to the said in a statement this week.
The China-based company, which has a 9.6% share of smartphone market in India as of June, claimed that its server associate was AWS (Amazon Web Service) that obeys with privacy safety policies of Singapore, where the server is situated. “Oppo offers worry-free protector towards personal information present on AWS. Any third party or Oppo can’t hack data from this server,” it further added, indirectly assuring the consumers and government.
The firm claimed that the in-built Avast anti-virus software that defends security and privacy of users from being hacked, updates the database of the virus continuously to enhance tracking of possible threats. The comments of company came on the back of Ministry of Electronics and IT demanding 30 handset producers to share procedures utilized by them by the end of August. This was asked to guarantee the security of smartphones traded in the nation. Others are yet to share details or even make any comments with the IT ministry, people having deep knowledge of this matter claimed to the media.
Chinese handset manufacturers led by Oppo, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Vivo, and Gionee have covered more than 50% of almost $10 Billion smartphone market of India.