Huawei says Aspiegel will be “responsible for protecting your personal data”

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April 10, 2019
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Huawei Group is going through major structural changes for some of its global business operations.

Huawei has recently posted a customer notice on its official website which states that several Huawei mobile services will be transferred from Huawei Device Co., Ltd to Aspiegel Limited, a subsidiary fully owned by Huawei, based in Ireland. These mobile services will include Cloud, Themes, ScreenMagazine, and AppAdvisor.

Huawei says that the changes are set to be implemented on the 30th of April. From that point forward, Aspiegel will take “all legal responsibilities and obligations” of Huawei’s relationship with consumers. More specifically, Huawei mentioned that Aspiegel Limited will be “responsible for protecting your personal data”, as cited in the customer notice.

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Starting next month, development and global business operations for all Huawei mobile services will run from its mobile services hub in Ireland. Huawei has informed customers in certain regions of the world, including Asia, Africa, Oceania, Middle East, and Latin America about the upcoming changes in its mobile services platform. The SMS update of this restructuring has also been received by some Huawei smartphone users in Pakistan. However, it must be noted that China Mainland, Japan, and Korea have been excluded from Asian regions receiving these changes.

Huawei assures that the consumer law rights and obligations will remain unaffected by this change. For instance, it will not affect your smartphone’s guarantee or warranty. This means that if you are living in the aforementioned regions, your national consumers’ rights on the Huawei smartphones will remain unchanged. Huawei further stated regarding privacy rights that;

“Your data protection and privacy rights are not impacted or reduced in any way. The personal data […] will remain in our data center in Singapore. This change is part of our commitment to provide you with the best possible services and launch exciting new ones.”

Huawei also elaborated that if a user still wants to opt out of this change, he/she can delete Huawei ID account at any time by login into the official site here. Doing so will also delete your all valuable information, such as your synced and backed up photos, contacts, and files stored on the Huawei Cloud.

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