Xiaomi has successfully completed Security and Privacy Awareness Month, where it held various events at Xiaomi Science and Technology Park. Xiaomi drew the attention of employees, industry executives, experts and the public to practices aimed at protecting information security and privacy with the events it organized. The brand has published a security transparency report alongside various technical documents on security and privacy.
The theme of Security and Privacy Awareness Month, held for the second time this year, was “Security is our shared responsibility. Always think before you act”. With the event, Xiaomi has strengthened its commitment to transparency while demonstrating its determination to follow industry-leading standards in security and privacy.
Cui Baoqiu, Vice President of Xiaomi and Chairman of the Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee, said, “As a leading Android smartphone manufacturer, we have a great responsibility. We are committed to informing consumers of how their personal information is collected, used and protected. Xiaomi’s best practices for security, privacy and transparency. “We are proud to say that we support the standards.”
Protecting users’ data and privacy has always been one of Xiaomi’s top priorities. Accordingly, Xiaomi launched the Security and Privacy Committee in 2014. Became the first Chinese company to be certified by TrustArc in 2016. In 2018, the European Union adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In 2019, it received ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27018 certificates regarding security and privacy practices. It also released the first version of MIUI security and privacy whitepaper.
During the events held this year, employees and visitors were given information about security and privacy for a month. Information on how to protect personal information through interactive demos was also included. In addition, employees were given various trainings by the Xiaomi Security Academy, such as “Adhering to Privacy Protection in Product Development”, General Security Research and Development Processes, and “Control of Business Risks.” Through the Xiaomi Cup CTF competition, thousands of engineers have been trained to act like a “cyber hacker” and focus on privacy. An opportunity to participate in a coding competition to solve problems was offered, and trainers certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) were invited to provide vocational training to employees.
As part of the event, an IoT Security Panel and Privacy Protection Panel were held with industry stakeholders who are experts in security and privacy. Participants included Margaret Honda, Head of Global Research at IAPP, David Mudd, Director of Global Digital Product Certification at BSI, Scott Roberts, Director of Android Security Assurance at Google, Richard Watson, Lead Partner of Cybersecurity Risk Management at EY APAC, Paul Breitbarth, Director of Global Policies and EU Strategies at TrustArc.
Richard Watson, Lead Partner in Cybersecurity Risk Management at EY APAC, stated that they expect consumer data to be collected and stored securely. It was noted that the most important factors when sharing personal data with an organization include secure data collection and storage processes (63 percent), control over which data is shared (57%) and trust (51 percent). Paul Breitbarth, TrustArc Director of Global Policies and EU Strategies, made recommendations regarding the transfer of user data between countries. He stressed the importance of data exporters abiding by international laws and ensuring a basic equivalent level of data protection in other verifiable actions.
Xiaomi also shared two important documents this month, MIUI Privacy and Xiaomi IoT Privacy White Paper. The documents, which summarize Xiaomi’s privacy policies and practices in MIUI and IoT products, explain what kind of user data is collected and how this data is used and protected. The documents also contain the privacy policies of all the apps that come with MIUI and commonly used loT products. Documentation Xiaomi’s https://trust. mi. It can be accessed from the trust center at com/ . Company, https://trust. mi. In his 2020 Transparency Report, published on com/, he detailed data requests from governments and law enforcement agencies around the world and how these requests were responded to.
Transparency, accountability, user control, security and compliance are among Xiaomi’s privacy protection principles. Xiaomi complies with local laws in all markets in which it operates. The company will continue to produce safe and reliable products around the world to help everyone lead a better life with innovative technologies.