By spying on Huawei, U.S. found evidence against the Chinese firm
US prosecutors on Thursday stated that surveillance operations carried out under the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) have provided US authorities with evidence of wrongdoings by Huawei. The evidence will be used in a case that accuses the Chinese tech giant of violating US sanctions on Iran as well as of conspiracy to steal intellectual property belonging to T-Mobile and of obstructing justice.
In a comment to Reuters, former federal prosecutor Brian Frey explained that “[t]he reason they typically would have gotten the surveillance through a FISA court is [if they] suspect someone may be spying on behalf of a foreign power.”
The US has boycotted Huawei over security concerns and has been pushing its allies to do the same in order to prevent the tech firm from providing the Chinese government with access to the data and systems of foreign governments.