According to the La Informacion, Spain’s Ministry of Defense has banned access of all Huawei devices from its data servers (including employee emails). It arrives after the US ban, which occurred during the US-China trade disputes, that had seen the company being placed on the ‘Entity List’ by the US Commerce Department.
The Ministry is banning Huawei devices from specifically accessing sensitive information, it is not banning the use of Huawei devices for consumers. Members of the Ministry of Defense are still allowed to use their personal Huawei devices, but they must use other devices to access data from the Ministry’s servers, including emails. Those still using Huawei devices to access the server must ‘immediately disconnect’.
A Huawei spokesperson told La Informacion that although Huawei has done business with more than 170 countries that it operates in within the last 30 years, it has never had a cyber-security related incident. “Security is the highest priority for the company” – translated from Spanish.