Poland arrests Huawei employee over spying allegations

Aly Song | Reuters

A person strolling previous a Huawei P20 smartphone commercial is mirrored in a glass door in entrance of a Huawei brand, at a shopping center in Shanghai, China December 6, 2018. 

Poland’s counterintelligence company has arrested an employee of Chinese tech big Huawei over spying allegations.

According to Polish TV broadcaster Telewizja Polska, Huawei’s gross sales director and an ex-security agent have been arrested on Tuesday by officers of the nation’s Internal Security Agency, charged with espionage.

The Huawei employee is reportedly a Chinese nationwide, whereas the previous safety agent is a Polish nationwide who just lately labored for Orange Polska.

Huawei and French telecommunications agency Orange’s places of work have been searched and paperwork seized by the Internal Security Agency, the broadcaster reported.

A spokesperson for Huawei stated the corporate, which overtook Apple because the world’s second-largest smartphone producer final 12 months, is conscious of the scenario.

“Huawei is aware of the situation, and we are looking into it,” the spokesperson stated.” “We don’t have any remark in the interim.”

The spokesperson added: “Huawei complies with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where it operates, and we require every employee to abide by the laws and regulations in the countries where they are based.”

Orange and Poland’s Internal Security Agency weren’t instantly out there for remark.

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