Huawei, one of the world’s leading information and communications companies, in its cyber security report released today has claimed that no government or any of their agencies have ever asked the company to provide information about any citizen or organization.
Huawei, in recent years, has been trying to lay at rest concerns and fears harboured by several countries including the US and India that the company is completely under the control of China’s Communist Party which might prove to be a security risk for those countries.
The tech giant in the whitepaper released on Friday has confirmed that it does not support any official information-gathering and is yelling for disclosure of the roles to be performed by various Internet and telecoms companies in sweeping surveillance by the U.S. government.
Ken Hu, Huawei’s deputy chairman, wrote in the foreword of the whitepaper [PDF] “We have never been asked to provide access to our technology, or provide any data or information on any citizen or organization to any government”.
The Cyber Security Perspectives whitepaper, written by a Huawei executive who is also an ex-British official, calls for cooperation by the regulators and companies in setting up high global standards and asks customers to put pressure on the suppliers for tight and improved security.
The company has made it clear that it’s the company’s employees who run the company and not the China’s ruling Communist Party or military. The suspicion of it being run by a political party has slowed down its expansion in the United States and other several countries.