Xiaomi and Privacy: Xiaomi’s new commitments to protect user data

Xiaomi reaffirms commitment to data security and privacy. Throughout its annual Security and Privacy Awareness Month, which ended Monday, Xiaomi reaffirmed its commitment to make secure the user data. The Xiaomi Technology Park in Beijing, China, and the Technology Operation Center in Singapore are the 2 places events have been made.

This was the third consecutive year that Xiaomi held special classes for the engineers and other employees. Xiaomi also released new white papers about security and privacy. The purpose of the events was to support the user security and privacy protection practices and to build trust in Xiaomi’s products through transparency and accountability.

Cui Baoqiu (Xiaomi Vice President and Chairman of the Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee) called data security and user privacy protection a key to the long term, sustainable development of the company’s global business.

“Protecting the data security and privacy of our users is the top priority” he said. “Our customers care about this issue more than any other. Xiaomi is committed to offering safe and reliable Android smartphones and IoT products.”

Eugene Liderman (Director of Android Security Strategy of Google) pointed out Xiaomi’s contribution to the Android system.

“One of Android’s biggest strengths is the diverse ecosystem of partners. Xiaomi is a great example of this and it’s great to see their continued investment in cyber security hygiene across their product portfolio” he said.

Professor Liu Yang, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, said,” As the security challenge is becoming the focus of many technology discussions, industry stakeholders attach more importance to the urgency of managing vulnerabilities at hardware, software and even in the massive open source space. Xiaomi has made tremendous effort to address the issue, safeguarding users with technology expertise, and continuously exploring new methods for better data protection.”

On June 29 and 30, Xiaomi held its fifth annual IoT security summit in Beijing. Industry leaders and experts covered a wide range of topics, including cross-border data transfers, data security governance frameworks, the security of internet-connected electric cars, and solutions to software supply chain security concerns.

A U.S.-based global safety research organization called Underwriter Laboratories Inc. certified Xiaomi’s Electric Scooter 4 Pro at the IoT Security Rating Gold level during the June event. Electric Scooter 4 Pro became the first electric scooter in the world to receive such a high safety rating as a result of this rating. The certificate also stated that Xiaomi’s IoT device development follows international standards for security.

In 2014, Xiaomi established its Security and Privacy Committee. Xiaomi was the first Chinese company to get certified by TrustArc in 2016. In 2018, Xiaomi adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union. In 2019, Xiaomi’s security and privacy procedures received ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27018 certifications. Xiaomi became the first manufacturer of Android smartphones to issue a transparency report last year. This year, Xiaomi received the NIST CSF (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Cybersecurity Framework) certificate of registration, enhancing its capacity for data security protection.

For the white papers and reports mentioned above, please use the Xiaomi Trust Center.

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