Apr 25, 2019
Huawei 5G row: Government 'cannot exclude' criminal investigation
The government "Cannot exclude" a criminal investigation into leaks from a meeting about using Huawei technology for the UK's 5G network. Culture Secretary Jeremy Wright condemned the leaks from a National Security Council meeting, after ministers called for a "Full and proper" investigation. Ministers were deciding whether or not to allow equipment from Huawei to be used to construct the new 5G data network - a decision that could have long-term consequences for national security. There have been warnings in the US since at least 2012 that equipment from Huawei poses a security threat. Last year a UK government report said it could provide "Only limited assurance" that the company's infrastructure did not pose a threat to national security.
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