Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.
Since early this year, Xiaomi has been migrating the data as a way to “cut down latency and reduce failure rates” for its customers across the world, said company vice president Hugo Barra in an online post on Wednesday.
“At the same time, it also better equips us to maintain high privacy standards and comply with local data protection regulations,” Barra added. “This is a very high priority for Xiaomi as we expand into new markets over the next few years.”