Nokia and Microsoft have sent out an email to customers today detailing alterations made to data protection, privacy and service terms. This is all due to the sale of Nokia’s devices and services division to Microsoft, which is expected to be complete by the end of this month. There’s not a whole lot of information contained in the email, but it’s nice to know Microsoft will take care of your data just as well as Nokia, without any changes to how your data is collected and what it’s used for.
“Nokia currently expects to complete the sale of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft in April 2014. With the completion of this transaction, a Microsoft Finnish affiliate* assumes responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to this business. Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.”
Lastly, Nokia states that data collected through services like HERE will still be stored with the Finnish company. This will not change post-acquisition, as well as other properties still held by Nokia. You can find out more about Microsoft’s policies here.
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