Huawei Denmark Offers “No-Spy” Agreement

On July 22, 2019, it was report­ed that the new nation­al head of Huawei Den­mark wants to have a dia­log with Dan­ish politi­cians who are wor­ried about the Chi­nese tele­com giant. He has appar­ent­ly indi­cat­ed Huawei’s will­ing­ness to sign a “no-spy” agree­ment with Den­mark, if that can alle­vi­ate the politi­cians’ con­cerns about the Chi­nese tele­com giant. The no-spy con­tract would stip­u­late that Huawei will nev­er install back doors in its prod­ucts. Huawei’s offer of a no-spy con­tract has received a mixed recep­tion with­in Dan­ish pol­i­tics. Some par­ties believe the Dan­ish Gov­ern­ment should not get involved in agree­ments entered into by pri­vate com­pa­nies. Oth­ers have said the threat from cyber espi­onage is one of the biggest threats to Den­mark and Dan­ish inter­ests. The Dan­ish Peo­ple’s Par­ty has pro­posed adopt­ing a gov­ern­ment ban on Huawei. Pre­vi­ous­ly, Huawei also offered to sign a no-spy agree­ment with the Unit­ed King­dom.