Norway data protection regulator investigates personal data being sent to China

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A Norway Nokia 7 Plus user notified the Norwegian media about batches of data being sent to a server in China upon powering on. Data such as the phone’s IMEI numbers, SIM card numbers, the cell ID of the base station the phone is connected to, and its network address (the MAC address), were sent unencrypted. Norway’s data protection ombudsman has launched an investigation. Although Norway is not an EU member state, the GDPR is still applicable to Norway as a member of the European Economic Area

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