August 22, 2014 by ...
This is interesting insofar as it is rumored that Xiaomi sells user data in order to subsidize costs. If this is true, then they face a big struggle going forward.
The Straits Times reported on 14 August that Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (the “Commission”) is investigating a complaint from a user that Xiaomi has breached the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). This is believed to be the first investigation under the main PDPA rules unrelated to the Do Not Call registry which came into force on 2 July 2014. This investigation will be followed with interest as it may set the tone for how strictly the new privacy legislation will be enforced.