Nokia has completed the sale of its HERE business to a consortium comprised of AUDI AG, BMW Group, and Daimler AG on the 4th of December, 2015. By the terms of the sale, HERE Global B.V. – previously a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation and the current operator of HERE products and services – has made a statement to assure users of the safety of their privacy and their personal data
According to the statement:
Now that the proposed transaction is complete, HERE Global B.V. – previously a subsidiary of Nokia Corporation and the current operator of HERE products and services – will assume responsibility for your personal data and the contractual relationships for these products and services. HERE cares deeply about your privacy and protecting your personal data and will continue to collect and process your personal data in the same ways and for the same reasons as Nokia. You should experience no differences as a result of the sale.
Also, please note that Nokia will continue to run its businesses, services and applications as it does today. The responsibility for your personal data and your contractual relationship relating to these Nokia products and services will remain with Nokia and continue to be governed by the laws of Finland. Nokia continues to be committed to the highest standards to protect your privacy and your personal data.
So, it looks like HERE Maps and its various apps will continue to run as they have and managed by Nokia.
Thanks, Gbenro, for the tip-off!
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