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Xiaomi under probe over alleged privacy breach

S'pore watchdog investigating phone user's gripe over data disclosure

Published on Aug 14, 2014 5:49 AM
Xiaomi's Mi3 smartphone. -- FILE PHOTO: XIAOMI

China-based smartphone maker Xiaomi has slid into legal hot water in Singapore, amid growing regional concerns about its apparent lack of privacy protection.

A complaint has been filed by a phone user here, alleging that his personal data had been disclosed without consent.

He claimed he had received unsolicited calls from overseas after using his Xiaomi phone.

Singapore's privacy watchdog, the Personal Data Protection Commission, told The Straits Times it is investigating.

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