What kind of data does
F-Secure collect when using the SENSE service and why?
collect a minimal amount of data needed for us to provide the SENSE service and
develop it further, thus offering you a better overall user experience. This
data collection includes information about how you use the SENSE service and
In addition, the types of the devices connecting to your SENSE network
are recognized in order to distinguish between IoT (smart home) devices and
personal devices. This information allows us to provide the IoT device
The device type recognition sends traffic data to and from a newly
connected device to our cloud service for analysis for a short period of time.
Once the device is recognized as a personal device (for example, a Windows PC,
iPhone or Android tablet), the traffic data stops being sent, and the data that
has been collected to determine the device type is eventually deleted for that
device. For IoT devices, certain parts of the device traffic are sent to our
cloud service for traffic anomaly detection, which is the basis for the
advanced IoT protection.
We take privacy very seriously,
and for this reason F-Secure SENSE has been designed to anonymize the data we
collect. We never sell your data. Furthermore, you can opt out of any data
collection that is not mandatory for providing the service.
For more information, see our
Privacy Principles on our website. SENSE uses the
for more details, see
Security Cloud privacy