2023/01/12 at 05:42 PST Thursday
Samsung Health: Samsung discriminating against women by deleting all women's Samsung Health data according to Women's health data backup policy change
I noticed a "[Notice] Women's health data backup policy change" in the Samsung Health app's Notices section. Although I am a man, I felt disappointed in the notice because it announces that Samsung will begin to discriminate against women by Samsung deleting any women's health data and not backing up that data. Samsung says the policy change begins on January 16, 2023. To me, that shows that Samsung will begin to discriminate against women, which violates Samsung's own Community Guidelines against discrimination, which one can apply to the Samsung corporation. Samsung needs to rescind its immoral policy change.
Below, I have included the complete "[Notice] Women's health data backup policy change", I have attached a screenshot that shows the notice, and I have included the relevant section against discrimination from the Samsung Community: General Guidelines.
[Notice] Women's health data backup policy change
Thank you very much for using Samsung Health.
Our data backup policy will change starting January 16, 2023. Please note that any Women's health data you have backed up on Samsung Health will be deleted, and Samsung Health will no longer support data backups for Women's health data. This also means data synchronization across multiple devices will no longer be supported.
You can still safely transfer this data through Smart Switch when changing devices, or transfer data from your PC to your app via Smart Switch for PC.
We always keep our customers' privacy in mind, and will try to provide a better experience to our customers in the future.
Discrimination and Shaming: This community is about support and learning therefore any display of negative treatment towards others is unacceptable and subject to removal.
- No Personal Attacks/Rants abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous or hateful speech
- Discrimination: attacks based on race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation
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2023/01/13 at 06:11 PST Friday
This is my response for everyone who responded:
Samsung should be able to use end-to-end encryption and store the synced Samsung Health data as encrypted data on its servers. Apple does that with Standard data protection for iCloud and Advanced Data Protection for iCloud. If Samsung did what Apple does, then Samsung would not have to comply with any legal request for women's health data, and men's health data, because the data would be encrypted, which would protect women's privacy and men's privacy.
I quote the relevant paragraph that describes how Apple protects Health data from the Standard data protection for iCloud section:
"Standard data protection
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For additional privacy and security, 14 data categories — including Health and passwords in iCloud Keychain — are end-to-end encrypted. Apple doesn't have the encryption keys for these categories, and we can't help you recover this data if you lose access to your account. The table below includes a list of data categories that are always protected by end-to-end encryption."
Unfortunately, Samsung has chosen to discriminate against women by destroying women's health data instead of protecting women's health data using encryption like Apple. In my opinion, Samsung has made a stupid and immoral choice by discriminating against women. Samsung needs to make the intelligent and moral choice by using encryption to protect everyone's health data like Apple.
2023/01/13 at 06:26 PST Friday
Go to the Settings menu on your Samsung Health app. Go to the bottom of the "Samsung Health settings" screen and press on "Download personal data". On the "Download personal data" screen press on the "Download" button.