21 smartphone makers get notice over data theft

The Indian government has sent out notices to 21 smartphone makers who sell their phones in the country.

The notice has been sent in view of alleged theft of user data and personal information such as contact lists and messages through the mobile phones.

The 21 Smartphone makers include Chinese companies like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Apple, Samsung and Gionee. Indian companies such as Micromax have also been asked to give details about security practices, architecture, frameworks, guidelines and standards followed for providing secure transmission and storage of data.

The government will verify the information given by these companies and action will be taken against those who fail to meet security requirements.

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