Huawei Follows in the Footsteps of Apple’s Privacy Policy

Apple's privacy policy is a role model for Huawei, said the founder Ren Zhengfei. Earlier, the U.S. government had banned Huawei to purchase technology from American companies. Even as this ban is lifted, the U.S. government is still not willing to lift the 5G ban.

Strong Apple’s privacy policy is an inspiration to Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, as quoted in an interview with the Financial Times (Cnbctv18). He said that Huawei would never provide users’ data to the Chinese government.

Notably, while facing a barrage of criticism, Huawei had to face a ban while operating from the United States recently on account of the former purportely said to have joined hands with the Chinese government for sharing user data.

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Huawei Impressed by Apple’s Decision Not to Share Data with U.S. Government

Zhengfei’s praise for Apple came in following Huawei being allowed by the U.S. President Donald Trump to buy technology from American companies; however, U.S. has no plans to lift a 5G ban on Huawei.

About the data breach, Ren Zhengfei said, “We will never do such a thing. If I had done it even once, the U.S. would have evidence to spread around the world. Then the 170 countries and regions in which we currently operate would stop buying our products, and our company would collapse.”

“After that, who would pay the debts we owe? Our employees are all very competent, so they would resign and start their own companies, leaving me alone to pay off our debts. I would rather die”, Zhengfei added.

Zhengfei also assured that Huawei, as a device maker, does not track any data. Data belongs to customers; however, carriers track users’ data for the smartphone system to function, he added.

Probably, Huawei gets courage from Apple’s long-standing disagreement with the FBI over the access to a criminal’s iPhone, the newsreport indicated.

As the United States has revoked the ban, Huawei foresees a huge $30 billion loss in revenue for the current year and the net profits of $8 billion are expected to drop significantly.

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In the news, Zhengfei is said to believe that Trump must not be apprehensive about Huawei way of doing business as companies in China are bound by legal framework and taxation imposed by their government.

Zhengfei noted, “They (Chinese government) don’t intervene in their business operations. I don’t know why the U.S. government micromanages its tech companies as much as they do. They act like a mother-in-law, and if they get too involved, their daughters-in-law might run off.”

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