Last week we heard that OnePlus were collecting private data from their users. The company was apparently collecting data which was tied to individual OnePlus smartphone device IDs. This meant that the data was not anonymous and could have been used to identify individual users.
Now OnePlus Co-founder Carl Pei has announced that the company will stop collecting peoples private data, he also said that none of the data collected had been shared with any third parties.
By the end of October, all OnePlus phones running OxygenOS will have a prompt in the setup wizard that asks users if they want to join our user experience program. The setup wizard will clearly indicate that the program collects usage analytics. In addition, we will include a terms of service agreement that further explains our analytics collection. We would also like to share we will no longer be collecting telephone numbers, MAC Addresses and WiFi information.
So basically from later this month you will have to opt in to allow your data to be collected and the company will no longer be collecting the information which could have identified you.
You can see the full post from the OnePlus Co-founder over at the company’s website at the link below.