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Xiaomi emphasizes commitment to transparency during privacy awareness forum

Technology company Xiaomi highlighted reiterated its determination to enforce the data privacy of its customers during a forum Security and Privacy Awareness Month at the Xiaomi Science and Technology Park in June.

Xiaomi highlighted its information security and privacy protection practices to its employees, industry executives, industry experts, and the public. In its second year, the company chose the theme “Security is our shared responsibility. Always think before you act” as it continues to pursue industry-leading standards on security and privacy and to reinforce its commitment to transparency.

“We are committed to letting consumers know how their personal information is collected, used, and protected,” said Cui Baoqiu, VP Xiaomi and chair, Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee. “We are proud to say that Xiaomi upholds world-class standards on security, privacy, and transparency.”

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In 2014, Xiaomi established its Security and Privacy Committee and became the first Chinese enterprise to receive certification from TrustArc two years later. Xiaomi adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union compliance assessment in 2018. In 2019, Xiaomi’s security and privacy practices were certificated on ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27018. It also published its first version of the MIUI security and privacy white paper.

At this year’s month-long program, employees and visitors learned about security and privacy-related topics. These included how to protect personal information through an interactive exhibition. Classes from Xiaomi’s Security Academy were also held for employees, covering topics for different departments, for example, “How to Stick to the Privacy Protection in Product Development,” “General Safety Research and Development,” and “Business Risk Control.”

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