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Fri, 28 Feb, 2014 12:45:05 AM
FTimes-STT Report, February 28
Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone sales began in Helsinki 19 September 2013. The phone camera has a 6-lens optical Image Stabilizer Zeiss optics and 41-megapixel image sensor. Photo – Lehtikuva.
Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA) has not found any evidence that might suggest there is information leakage from smartphones if they are used with caution.
Jarkko Saarimäki, who is the head of FICORA’s safety regulation group, said it was necessary for each user to assess how and where they used their phones advising that employees should be careful with company secrets.
Saarimäki pointed out that phones were left outside when people attend international meetings dealing with certain level of safety of information.
He observed that in most phones the user could limit the use of an application such as those that revealed location.
He also advised the switching off of tracking devices if one did not need to use maps.
Saarimäki also believed that many companies followed the regulations but reminded that regulations varied from one country to another saying request for information was governed by a specific country’s regulation.
He emphaised that if a certain country regulatory authority required to disclose  information, in that case the Finnish regulation was no longer applied.
On February 23, the Finnish Communication Regulatory Authority (FICORA) asked the leading cellphone manufacturers and developers of the country to provide assurance for the security of the user information.
The intention, according to the authority, was to garner useful information on the data security assessment of the devices.
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