23 April 2019

Huawei needs UK government oversight, WSJ says

British Prime Minister David Cameron said the government will exercise oversight of Huawei Technologies Co. after a review of its cybersecurity center, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. National Security adviser Kim Darroch conducted the review after a parliamentary committee warned in June that Britain was vulnerable to cyber attacks and state-sponsored spying by allowing the Chinese equipment maker to become a major player in the country’s telecommunications industry without adequate security checks, the report said. The Intelligence and Security Committee had raised concerns about the Huawei-run Cyber Security Evaluation Center, a testing system known as the Cell established in Britain in 2010 to monitor any risk Huawei poses to security. The committee highlighted the fact that the Cell is funded and run by the company itself, the report said. Huawei said it supports the recommendations of the review.

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