Huawei exec responds to US government ‘back door’ allegations
Huawei Technologies Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy answers to allegations that the Chinese telecom giant is using “back doors” designed for law enforcement officials to access mobile phone networks.
Huawei Technologies Chief Security Officer Andy Purdy on Thursday denied U.S. intelligence alleging China has backdoor access to the tech giant's mobile devices.
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Purdy's comments on "Mornings with Maria" come after The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that U.S. officials say Huawei's phones have had built-in backdoor access meant exclusively for law enforcement for more than a decade — information that was previously classified until late last year.
"I think it's fantastic news that the U.S. has decided to declassify this information that they've been providing to our allies without being able to convince them," Purdy said, "So I would ask the U.S., please, release this information."
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One such ally is the U.K., which decided to allow Huawei to help build a portion of the country's 5G technology against U.S. recommendations on Jan. 28. Huawei, based in Shenzen, is subsidized by the Chinese Communist Party.