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Huawei employee arrested in Poland over spying charges

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Huawei's worldwide struggles have continued after one of its employees was arrested in Poland on the allegations of cyberespionage.

Two individuals were arrested, the second being a Polish national. According to Reuters (opens in new tab), the police had also raided the officers of Orange Polska, where the Polish national works. The Chinese ministry of foreign affairs said it was ‘greatly concerned’ and that it expects Poland to ‘justly’ manage the case.

Huawei, on the other hand, opted to stay more or less silent on the matter, just saying it complies with local laws, wherever it works.

“We are aware of the situation, and we are looking into it. We have no comment for the time being,” Huawei said in a statement. “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,” it added.

Huawei has found itself in the centre of a trade war between the US and China. US officials are claiming Huawei is working with the Chinese government, allowing its equipment to be used by the government for spying on Western adversaries.

Huawei has denied these accusations multiple times, asking for proof.

Even without concrete evidence, many countries around the world are banning Huawei from working on their national 5G grid, with many more considering the same move.

Image Credit: J.Lekavicius / Shutterstock

Sead Fadilpašić
Sead Fadilpašić

Sead Fadilpašić is a freelance tech writer and journalist with more than 17 years experience writing technology-focussed news, blogs, whitepapers, reviews, and ebooks. And his work has featured in online media outlets from all over the world, including Al Jazeera Balkans (where he was a Multimedia Journalist), Crypto News, TechRadar Pro, and IT Pro Portal, where he has written news and features for over five years. Sead's experience also includes writing for inbound marketing, where he creates technology-based content for clients from London to Singapore. Sead is a HubSpot-certified content creator.