Protect anonymous data collection
BlackBerry Protectanonymous data collection
You can choose to allow
BlackBerry Protectto collect anonymous data and statistics from users’ devices. This data allows
BlackBerryto improve the
- Contributing to the discovery of new, previously undetected threats
- Providing increased confidence in detecting threats and improving the quality of future static checks
- Contributing to the training of machine learning models
BlackBerrydoes not collect any information that can be used to identify an individual user, device, or organization. There is no way for
BlackBerryto process the data to identify or determine its source.
Every app that
Protectcollects data from uses a unique, randomly generated Anonymous App Identifier that is used to collate data collected over time. The Anonymous App Identifier is unique from any identifier that the user, organization, or
BlackBerryis aware of, and is encrypted and stored in the secure container that protects all
Protectlibrary data on a device. The Anonymous App Identifier is deleted when the app is uninstalled or is no longer managed by
BlackBerry. Because each app uses a unique Anonymous App Identifier, data from apps on the same device cannot be associated.
The data is reported every 6 hours, or the next time a reporting app starts if more than 6 hours have passed. The data is uploaded to
Wi-Ficonnection only, to a maximum of 250 MB each month. The following data is collected:
- Anonymous identity
- Battery status information
- Protectapplication information
- Process and thread information
- Libraries information
- Apps information
- System files and properties information
- Network events information
- Certificates information
BlackBerrycontrols the frequency of the collection, the types of anonymous data collected, and the limits on monthly collection through a configuration that is sent to the Protect library in the
BlackBerry UEM Clientand
BlackBerryreserves the right to change the configuration on an ongoing basis to best target advanced threat detection and bring the most value to the solution.
The data is used internally by
BlackBerry’s R&D organization, with access limited to employees with a genuine need to access the data and who are granted access through an approval process. The data is not available in any form to anyone outside of
BlackBerry, and it is stored in
Amazon Web ServicesS3 storage for analysis and processing. The data is collected and stored in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
Any sensor that may be added in the future will undergo security and privacy reviews to ensure that there is no way that any data that is collected can be used to identify a user, device, or organization.
You can choose to enable or disable anonymous data collection using an option in the
BlackBerry Protectprofiles that you use to configure
Protectfeatures. See Enable or disable anonymous data collection. You can choose the specific users and groups to assign
Protectprofiles to, so you can control which users will participate in anonymous data collection. Note that the end user cannot choose to opt in or opt out of anonymous data collection.