Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Privacy Report

Privacy Rating
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The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor logs audio and video, and they collect a lot of personal data including our mobile location. A lot of that can be deleted at our request, but sometimes it’s just dangerous for a company to have all that material. This particular camera hasn’t suffered from a security breach yet, but other Nest products have, which makes us nervous that our personal information might wind up in unsavory hands at some point.


In Transit Yes
At rest? Yes
All network communications and capabilities? Yes

Security Updates

Automatic, regular software/ firmware updates? No
Product available to use during updates? Yes


Mandatory password? Yes
Two-Factor authentication? Yes
Multi-Factor authentication? Yes

Vulnerability Management

Point of contact for reporting vulnerabilities? Fill out a ticket
Bug bounty program? Yes

Privacy Policy

Specific to device? No
Readable? Yes
What data they log Setup information, data from device sensors, usage and performance information, WiFi network information, IP address, email address, basic profile information like name, age, mobile location data, and bluetooth enabled data. If you log in with your Google account, will also log videos you watch, views and interactions with ads, voice and audio information when using audio features, people who you communicate with, and chrome browsing history.
What data they don’t log n/a
Can you delete your data? Yes
Third-party sharing policies Shares information with third parties.


Log camera device/ app footage Yes
Log microphone device/ app Yes
Location tracking device/ app Yes

Parental Controls

Are there parental controls? No

Company History

Any security breaches/ surveillance issues in past? No, but other Nest products have faced security issues
Did they do anything to fix it? n/a

Additional Security Features

Anything like privacy shutters, privacy zones, etc.? No