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Taiwan says Xiaomi, other smartphone brands don't breach privacy rules

[TAIPEI] Taiwan's communication regulator on Tuesday said 12 mobile phone brands sold locally, including Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, do not violate personal data protection laws.

Handsets made by China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony also do not breach the laws, the National Communications Commission said.

Taiwanese mobile phone makers HTC and Asustek Computer, were also among the dozen brands tested and cleared by the NCC.