Canon printers and scanners can save their owners' personal data obtained when printing and copying documents and transfer them to third parties, The Washington Post reported.
Canon may collect not only the content of documents printed and scanned by users, but also file metadata, which may include information about the location, time, etc. of the photo or document.
Canon did not directly respond to The Washington Post's questions about whether the company collects users' personal data, how long it is kept and how it is used. The company only stated that it respects the interests of customers and operates within the framework of federal and state laws.