To improve data security, HMD is moving data from Nokia phones to Finland

Peter, 19 June 2019

Going forward, HMD-made Nokia phones will be sending activation and performance data to Google Cloud servers in Finland. This data will be under the EU’s data privacy regulations, including GDPR.

The first phones to make the move are the new Nokia 4.2, Nokia 3.2 and Nokia 2.2. Older models will join in with the Android Q update, which will start rolling out later this year and complete in 2020.

The data will be collected on Google Cloud servers in Hamina, Finland. HMD has also partnered with consultancy firm CGI to analyze the data to look for ways to improve the user experience on current phones and design future models.

Google’s Hamina facility cools its servers with sea water from the Gulf of Finland, it was the first of its kind. This makes it one of the most advanced and sustainable data centers.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 25 Jul 2019
  • AMG

Google already gets the data, that won't change, what will change is that because it will be going to finish Google data centres it will be subject to European privacy laws which are better than us laws. Also the sort of user manipulation that s...

  • Anonymous
  • 21 Jun 2019
  • XMI

first read clearly it says its with Google Finland and under Europe laws with GPDR compliant. For Nokia finland is there home.

  • LahtiPelit
  • 21 Jun 2019
  • pdb

Who would ban Google and why? Chinese are notorious tech stealers.

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