Huawei has long been the focus of many allegations from a number of countries. The reason is simply that it originates from China and authorities in some countries, including the United States, believe that it may be in cahoots with the Chinese government. The company has now released a 24-page report, refuting all such accusations categorically.
We recently did a detailed article on how a number of Chinese companies are able to get blueprints of U.S. manufacturers and then create exact duplicates. Such abuse of intellectual property rights has been causing alarm in the U.S. government which thinks that this can undermine the economic growth at home.
Owing to these suspicions, Chinese companies, including Huawei, have been lambasted in the past for suspected hand over of sensitive data from foreign nations to the Chinese government. Huawei provides the telecom companies around the world with much of their equipment and thus, it naturally has all that data from the telecoms passing through its equipment.
Responding to the allegations cited repeatedly in the past, the company has now released a detailed report which seeks to clarify any misconceptions about it. The report reads,
“We take cyber security seriously and have invested substantial resources into our efforts to promote and improve the ability of our company, our peers and others to provide the best-possible security assurance and ensure a safer and more secure cyber world for all.”
The report has been written by John Suffolk, former chief information office with U.K. government who now happens to be Huawei’s global security officer. It would be fair to say that so far, Huawei hasn’t been found complicit in any kind of spying activities and this report should allay the fears of those who suspect so. Like they say, innocent until proved guilty, should be our mantra.