Huawei has officially responded to the accusations of the Lithuanian special services against Xiaomi

Most recently, the revision gg told you about the unpleasant situation around smartphones

company Xiaomi after the statements of the Lithuanian special services about remote moderation of content on user devices.

Recall that it was about loading onuser devices of a special JSON file with a list of "stop words", according to which the phone blocks the output of the corresponding information to the user. Topics related to the independence of China, the liberation of Tibet, etc. were censored, a total of 449 prohibited phrases.

In response, Xiaomi officiallystated that her devices "do not censor user communication." The statement said that “Xiaomi adheres to the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR)”.

But now another Chinese manufacturer, namely Huawei, has decided to be proactive and make a similar official statement.

Huawei's word:

Huawei has always adhered to ethical principles,laws and regulations of the countries and regions in which it does business. Cybersecurity and privacy of information are the priorities of the company. Huawei has significant data protection achievements in over 170 countries and regions, serving over 3 billion users.

Huawei does not use or process data outside of devices... The company maintains a transparent policy regarding data from customers. They are kept to a minimum and are only used to improve user experience and personalize devices.

Just like other app stores,AppGallery in Huawei smartphones collects and processes only the necessary data. This allows users to search, install and manage third party applications.

Petal Search and App StoreAppGallery is certified according to European GDPR privacy standards. Huawei claims that all of these programs and applications are in the public domain, so users can download them. Huawei has verified their reliability to ensure that users can safely boot and operate on HMS devices.

We respect the laws of every country and region wherewe conduct activities. Therefore, we care about our customers, partners and all people who use our technologies and who are influenced by them. We pay special attention to data processing.

A comment gg

  1. With all due respect, absolutely all manufacturerstoday a lot of user data is used and processed. This is necessary both for ensuring their cloud storage and for the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole. It is impossible to force a smartphone to control a smart home without sending data from it to the company's servers. Therefore, the statement highlighted in the text of Huawei itself looks a little strange;
  2. A streamlined phrase about respecting the laws each country (emphasis added) is a double-edged sword.For example, recently Apple and Google caved in to the demands of the Russian authorities and removed a certain “Navalny application” from their stores. You can talk as much as you like about respecting the laws of individual countries, but this situation will pinch Apple in the ass even more painfully. As soon as the company re-starts the conversation about scanning user-generated content against CSAM, it will quickly be reminded of “respecting Russian laws” and wondering how Apple will respond to the demand to compare user photos with some other database, under threat of losing the market and criminal prosecution of employees.

In general, the statement of the Lithuanian special services made more companies nervous than could have been expected from the very beginning. Editorial staff gg keeps his finger on the pulse and follows the situation with interest. Because declaring principles and observing them are two big differences, as they say in Odessa.

Source: huawei

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