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Global Management Forum 2018

China's Huawei backs tough EU data protection rules

Chairman says company will globalize further despite US trade war

Huawei Technologies Rotating Chairman Ken Hu discusses data privacy and the trade war at the Nikkei Global Management Forum in Tokyo on Nov. 6.

TOKYO -- Huawei Technologies of China, which faces growing claims that it might be snooping on device users on behalf of the Chinese state, said on Tuesday that it is now backing a powerful privacy protection regime spearheaded by the European Union.

"Data protection and privacy protection must be done in a sophisticated manner," said Ken Hu, one of the world's largest electronic equipment maker's rotating chairmen. He singled out for praise the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, one of the globe's toughest personal privacy regimes, calling it "a very good model for the world's business sectors."

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