Huawei has never made it to the list of the US government’s favorites, and while this might be found illegal, Huawei is taking a bold step by suing the American government to court
The Chinese mobile industry may have achieved a lot of success in the past few months, but they might have failed to win some important grounds as the tech giant may have faced several restrictions in some regions of the world which include the United State of America, and while this has remained a major challenge for them over the years, Huawei has finally decided to take a bold step by filing a new lawsuit.
Prior to now, Huawei has always been tagged to several accusations that has to do with the Chinese government posing as a security threat to other countries as well as claims that it has stolen technology from others, which was also stated in the latest lawsuit against the United States, filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Texas.
Huawei earlier today, conducted a press conference in preparation to commence the new lawsuit against the US government. While the conference begins with the invitation of the top executives of the phone brand to the stage, it was later led by the rotating chairman, Guo Ping, who claimed that it was left with no choice after the actions of Congress, and said that moves to limit its countries harmed both the US and China. According to Ping (reading from one of the company’s folding Mate X devices) “Huawei has not, and will never implant any backdoors…and will not allow anyone else to do so.”
Other accusation filed against the US government also includes hacking its servers and stealing emails, while smearing the company without any evidence and blocking its ability to compete in 5G technology around the world. While Huawei is of the opinion that the American government has been mishandling its laws, they intend to focus on Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). That section targeted it by name to block federal agencies from working with the company, which it believes is illegal without a fair trial.
During the conference, the Global Cyber Security & Privacy Officer, John Suffolk said, “Now that’s not to say that we are perfect. It’s not to say that we always produce perfect code. It’s not to say that we always execute every process first time correctly. No organization in the world can say that. But what we can say is this: We will continue to make multi-billion dollar investments into our R&D and our security.”
Also, Chief Legal Officer Dr. Song Liuping informed that “Huawei is not owned, controlled or influenced by the Chinese government. Moreover, Huawei has an excellent security record and program.” Huawei maintains that it’s willing to work with the US government to resolve any security concerns, although that seems unlikely in the near future. What is most important to the law team is the need to win the case against the US government, and that is the core focus of the Press Conference after all.