Huawei Applauds Apple for Its User Privacy Obsession
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, who sided with Apple on several occasions, says he considers the Cupertino-based tech giant his role model for all its efforts over protecting user privacy.
In an interview with the Financial Times cited by CNBC, Zhengfei explains that Huawei tried to embrace a similar approach in its relationship with the Chinese government, as the company doesn’t provide user data to Beijing authorities.
Pretty much like Apple did when requested by the US government to share user information and unlock devices, he suggested.
“We will never do such a thing. If I had done it even once, the US would have evidence to spread around the world. Then the 170 countries and regions in which we currently operate would stop buying our products, and our company would collapse,” he said.