Privacy and Security

In our Company, in our products and in the mobile industry, we’re working to process personal data responsibly and to make data more secure.

A strong foundation of privacy and security is critical to the success of the wireless industry. It supports user trust and the adoption of new and exciting mobile technologies, and it makes more personalized wireless offerings possible. We’ve made significant efforts to incorporate privacy and security measures across our Company, our products and services and the broader mobile industry.

Our privacy principles.

We invent new technologies to benefit people, enterprises, and society, and information collected from devices can greatly assist our development.  We believe that the collection of information should promote trust, respect individuals’ privacy, and be based upon a foundation of responsible security and privacy practices.  Our efforts to implement and enable responsible privacy and data security practices are informed by our guiding principles.

Our team.

At Qualcomm, we have more than 500 people dedicated to privacy and data security. They specialize in product security, privacy, information security, risk management, application security, third-party security assessments, investigations and counter-threat analysis, security operations, physical security, privacy law and more. The team is advised by a steering committee that meets regularly and addresses privacy from the multiple perspectives that characterize our diverse Company.

Our security solutions.

Qualcomm SecureMSM

Qualcomm® SecureMSM™ technology, uniquely based in hardware and software, is the security foundation for billions of devices using Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors. It is designed to provide not only a high level of security and robustness, but also high performance while maintaining power efficiency.

Qualcomm Haven

The Qualcomm Haven™ security suite, built upon the strength of the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ security platform, is designed to safeguard the entire device from mobile security threats. The Qualcomm Haven authentication framework is engineered to provide multilevel security by combining a hardware-level solution with next-generation software for robust biometrics security.

Qualcomm SafeSwitch

Qualcomm SafeSwitch™ technology is designed to help prevent device theft and protect user data and privacy. Qualcomm SafeSwitch is engineered to work with kill switch software apps to enable you to remotely disable your mobile devices if it’s lost or stolen and re-enable it if it’s found. Built to confirm that device lock requests are coming from a trustworthy source, Qualcomm Safeswitch also has the ability to decrease the likelihood of malicious device lock attacks.

Snapdragon Sense

Qualcomm® Snapdragon Sense™ ID biometrics technologies are designed to make more accurate and reliable authentication possible for the world’s mobile devices. Offering higher levels of security and enhanced authentication experiences, these biometric technologies, including the Snapdragon Sense ID biometrics platform and Snapdragon Sense ID fingerprint technology, are leading the way toward a better digital life—one without passwords and PIN codes.

Safeguarding patient data in a connected world.

Qualcomm Life is the 'always on' medical-grade connectivity network trusted by major health care companies globally. We securely manage near real-time medical device and therapy data that surrounds the patient-enabling intelligent care anywhere, anytime.

Our priorities.

Transformative Technology

Solutions for a sustainable world. Our innovations are helping empower people and enhance the quality of life around the globe.

Sustainable Product Design

Protecting people and the planet. We’re focused on creating products in ways that don’t harm individuals, communities or the environment and sustainably procuring rare and precious materials and minerals.

STEM Education

Cultivating tomorrow’s workforce. We’re working to promote and improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels and to expand opportunities for underrepresented students.

Inclusion and Diversity

Creating a Company that reflects the world. We celebrate diversity among our employees and recognize that our varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas are critical to our success.

Ethical Governance

Doing business “The Qualcomm Way.” We’re committed to doing business with the highest level of integrity, respecting our customers, business partners and each other.