Germany Says There’s No Evidence Huawei Is Spying for Beijing
While several governments have recently accused Huawei of using its equipment to spy for China, the German authorities say they haven’t found any indication that this is indeed happening.
The country’s IT watchdog explains that after closely examining a series of Huawei products that are available not only in Germany but also in other markets across the world, it didn’t find any evidence that spying activities do take place.
“For such serious decisions like a ban, you need proof,” the head of Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), Arne Schoenbohm, was quoted as saying by German newspaper Spiegel.
Huawei has come under fire lately over possible espionage in a series of countries, including in the United States, with local officials trying to reach out to allies in order to drop technology developed by the Chinese firm.