Nokia on April 19 informed its customers that a Microsoft Finnish affiliate now assumes responsibility of their personal data and the contractual relationships for the products and services related to its business.
This announcement comes in the wake of the sale of Nokia Devices & Services business to Microsoft, which is expected to be complete in April 2014.
In a statement released in this regard, Microsoft said, “Microsoft cares deeply about your privacy and the protection of your personal data and will continue to collect and use your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia, and you should experience no difference as a result of the sale.”
Following the sale of the Devices & Services division, Nokia will continue to run its other businesses, including HERE location-based products and services, which are not part of the Microsoft acquisition. The responsibility for your personal data and your contractual relationship relating to these Nokia products and services remains with Nokia.
Microsoft announced plans to buy Nokia for $7.17 billion in September last year. Nokia has been using Microsoft Windows 8 OS platform for a long while even prior to this acquisition plans.
Under this deal, Microsoft is acquiring substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, including the Mobile Phones and Smart Devices business units as well as its design team, operations including all Nokia Devices & Services production facilities, Devices & Services-related sales and marketing activities, and related support functions.