The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) announced that in its audit of Xiaomi smartphone products with a focus on Germany, it did not find any irregularities that required further investigation or other measures. BSI was unable to detect the transfer of filter lists as described in the original report.
The investigation was launched by BSI after the Lithuanian National Cyber Security Center reported a few months ago that smartphones from the Chinese company Xiaomi will be equipped with a monitoring function. This function can block the terms that the Chinese government opposes. Xiaomi denied this. The FBI conducted an independent investigation into the allegations. Based on this investigation, BSI now reports that it has not detected any filter listings as described in the report by the Lithuanian National Center for Cyber Security.
A Xiaomi spokesperson said: “Xiaomi is pleased that the published results of the survey of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) confirm our commitment to operating transparently and responsibly, with the privacy and security of our customers as a top priority. The survey showed that we comply with all national and national data protection and security laws, in addition to all standards EU applicable devices. We welcome exchanges with users, regulators and other stakeholders such as BSI, because we are committed to continuous improvement and innovation.”
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