Taiwan is investigating whether Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi poses any cyber security threat, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Authorities will make a decision on the matter within three months, the report said, adding that it isn’t clear if the investigation could lead to any ban on Xiaomi handsets.
Some Xiaomi phones automatically send user data to the firm’s servers in Beijing, where the company is headquartered, potentially leading to security breaches, Taiwan was quoted as saying in a statement posted on a government website.
The statement added that popular Japanese instant messaging service Line, owned by South Korea’s Naver Corp, will be banned from use on government work-related computers, also due to security concerns.
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