Xiaomi Reaffirms Commitment to Data Security and Privacy For 3rd Year Running
Xiaomi Global had recently recommitted itself to protecting customer data during its annual Security and Privacy Awareness Month completed today. It held employee training events and expert seminars at the Xiaomi Technology Park in Beijing, China and at Xiaomi’s Technology Operation Center in Singapore.
This was the third consecutive year that it held special classes for its engineers and other employees and led discussions with industry executives, IT security experts, and the public about the importance of data security and user privacy protection. Xiaomi also released updated white papers on security and privacy along with its annual transparency report detailing its data security activities.
The purpose of the month-long series of events was to bolster its user security and privacy protection practices and to build trust in Xiaomi’s products through transparency and accountability.
Xiaomi has built a comprehensive governance structure to protect data security and user privacy. This involves cooperation between cybersecurity experts, smartphone operating system engineers, lawyers, and legal compliance experts. Overseeing these specialists is a Security and Privacy Committee led by senior executives.
What Are The Experts Saying?
Cui Baoqiu, Xiaomi Vice President and Chairman of the Xiaomi Security and Privacy Committee, called data security and user privacy protection a key to the long-term, sustainable development of the company’s global business. “Protecting the data security and privacy of our users is the top priority,” he said. “Our customers care about this issue more than any other. Xiaomi is committed to offering safe and reliable Android smartphones and IoT products.”
Eugene Liderman, Director of Android Security Strategy of Google, highlighted Xiaomi’s contribution to the Android system. “One of Android’s biggest strengths is the diverse ecosystem of partners. Xiaomi is a great example of this and it’s great to see their continued investment in cyber security hygiene across their product portfolio”, he added.
Professor Liu Yang, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, said, “As the security challenge is becoming the focus of many technology discussions, industry stakeholders attach more importance to the urgency of managing vulnerabilities at hardware, software and even in the massive open source space. Xiaomi has made tremendous efforts to address the issue, safeguarding users with technology expertise, and continuously exploring new methods for better data protection.”
Xiaomi created its Security and Privacy Committee in 2014. In 2016, Xiaomi became the first Chinese company to receive certification from TrustArc. Xiaomi adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of European Union compliance assessment in 2018. In 2019, Xiaomi security and privacy practices were certificated on ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27018. Last year, Xiaomi published its first transparency report, making it the first Android smartphone brand to do so. Xiaomi this year obtained the certificate of registration of NIST CSF (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Cybersecurity Framework), further strengthening its data security protection capabilities.
White Paper Database
You may refer to this link for the white papers and reports on Xiaomi’s claims :