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Huawei failed? Court decides against the smartphone manufacturer

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20. 02. 2020, 08: 17 | by

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In the United States, Huawei has lost another struggle to become a smartphone giant. A court dismissed the lawsuit prohibiting U.S. officials from using Huawei devices.

A lawsuit from Huawei from the year 2018 against the US federal ban on his devices has now been dismissed in the US District Court.

The US Defense Authorization Act (DAA) of 2018 prohibits federal government officials from using Huawei and ZTE devices. The Trump administration believes these companies pose a threat to national security. Huawei then filed a lawsuit against the ban. The aim was to put his devices back on the US product list.

At the US District Court, Judge Amos Mazzant now said in his verdict that Huawei is wrong. “The contract with the federal government is a privilege, not a constitutionally guaranteed right – at least not as far as this court knows,” said Mazzant in his 57 – sided Decision.

Huawei believes the US must be impartial to all companies, but Judge Mazzant says the US does not. The US can essentially decide which provider (s) they want to do business with.

The collaboration between the United States and Huawei should definitely be off the table. Photo: Mark Schiefelbein / AP / dpa

Huawei threat not proven

The US believes that Huawei is a threat to national security and an instrument of espionage in Beijing. They don't want federal officials to use his products. The fear behind the use of Huawei products in federal offices relates to hardware and software loopholes. These vulnerabilities allow Huawei to spy on its users, in this case federal officials.

Although this is still not proven, the US can decide which devices its officials are allowed to use for business purposes and which are not.

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