Huawei has offered to sign a ‘no-backdoor agreement’, which will stipulate that it will not allow any snooping on its network.
Huawei India is ready to propose ‘no backdoor agreements’ with the
Indian government to give commitment and trust to its customers.
- The U.S. government has claimed that Chinese companies are compelled to share their data with their country’s intelligence for national security.
- With these allegations, the US is asking its allies to stop trusting Huawei, as it can put national security at risk.
- Huawei’s business engagement in India is under scrutiny by the government after the U.S. restricted hardware as well as software supplies to it.
Huawei in its defense has stated that they have never snooped data in any form and also they have proposed the “Back door” pact which refers to an arrangement with government or with any third party to share customers’ data in an unauthorized manner with mala fide intention.
Huawei has in its defense stated that they have conducted research on Chinese law on its own and with the help of big legal firms based in the U.S., U.K., and Australia.
The Chinese intelligence law says that citizens and companies are supposed to cooperate if there is some national security threat but they never asked to share data or cooperate for state spying. Similar laws exist in the U.S
To further address any security concerns around Huawei’s smartphones, Chen said the company will proactively shift data of Indian consumers to within the country.
They have committed that they will store everything locally in India gradually. Some of the servers will be in Singapore and some will be in India. Also, they will bring servers to India even if India doesn’t ask for it.
Experts say under Chinese laws, Huawei is obligated to give customer data and information to its government if it so demands. Before US allegation, there have been no complaints of any snooping incidents in the past.
Now it fully depends on the Indian government to take a call on the issue that has national security involved in the debate.