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ICT: Huawei

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 74572, tabled on 15 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential risks to national security of use of Huawei’s (a) smart phone, (b) tablet and (c) other consumer devices operations in the UK.

Answered on

20 July 2020

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) conducts world-leading security analysis into the risks and threats faced by the UK telecoms sector, including consumer devices.

In light of US sanctions against Huawei, the NCSC published explanatory guidance regarding their advice to the government on the ongoing security of Huawei’s telecoms equipment:

This included information for Huawei customers detailing the potential impacts on customers in the UK.

The NCSC’s security analysis is subject to constant review as the risks and threats change.

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