Warning: *privacy not included with this product
Coway Airmega 300S & 400S Air Filter
Review date: 11/02/2020
Remember when the future meant jet packs and robots to cook all our meals? Well, now the future is here and instead it's WiFi connected air purifier to clean deadly viruses, wildfire smoke, and smog from our homes. Not fair! The WiFi connected app on these Airmega purifiers lets you monitor the air quality in your home at any time, control your home air purifier from the grocery store, and tell Alexa or Google Assistant to crank up the air purifying when those wildfires get bad. Welcome to the future.
What could happen if something goes wrong
Probably not a lot will go wrong with this smart air purifier, we hope. But we can't tell for sure. Coway does say they will only share your personal information with your consent. So make sure you know if you've given them your consent to share your name or contact information. And we do wonder why the app you use to control your smart air purifier needs to access your phone's camera? Unfortunately, we couldn't determine if this product mets our Minimum Security Standards because the company didn't respond to us. So we don't know what measures they take to protect their users. Not knowing that, we have to warn this product could come with *Privacy Not Included. And no one wants to open their home WiFi to hacking because the machine cleaning smog out of their air left them vulnerable to attack.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, email, phone number
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Does the product use AI?
Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?
Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?
Coway is interested in using AI. https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/coway/