Huawei Files New Motion Against Federal Ban
Huawei is attempting to get the US Federal Court to speed up the judgement process in the Chinese tech giant’s lawsuit against the US government over the latter’s ban of Huawei telecommunications equipment. Huawei is arguing that the ban under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is unconstitutional because the NDAA singles out Huawei by name.
The new motion filed by the tech firm is an attempt to have the lawsuit settled by a “summary judgement” instead of a full trial. This would not only be faster, but would also mean that Huawei doesn’t have to share certain sensitive company information with the court. In a statement, the company claimed that “the U.S. government has provided no evidence to show that Huawei is a security threat.” Huawei also referred to the US judicial system as “the last line of defense for justice” and expressed the hope “that mistakes in the NDAA can be corrected by the court.”
The US government considers Huawei products to be a security threat, because the firm may provide the Chinese government with access to its data and systems, which would enable Beijing to spy on US federal agencies and manipulate their networks. US President Donald Trump recently issued an executive order enabling the US government to extend its ban on Huawei products to the private sector. Both Huawei and the Chinese government have consistently denied allegations of cyber espionage.
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