hmd global responds to the nokia 7 plus units in europe sending data to china

Shortly after the news broke about the batch of Nokia 7 Plus devices sending private user data to a Chinese server, HMD Global responded with an official statement.

The statement says that the company made a mistake regarding user activation for another country. The wrong software package has been installed on the batch of Nokia 7 Plus handsets.

We can confirm that no personally identifiable information has been shared with any third party. We have analysed the case at hand and have found that our device activation client meant for another country was mistakenly included in the…