Two sources familiar with the matter say that the Chinese company, Huawei, is preparing a lawsuit against the U.S. government for hindering federal agencies from using the company’s products. According to the sources, who requested to be anonymous to uphold confidentiality, the lawsuit would be filed in the Eastern District of Texas, the home of Huawei’s American headquarters. An announcement about the lawsuit from the company is expected to be released this week.
The lawsuit is part of Huawei’s efforts to defend itself against the federal government’s label of the company as a security threat. U.S. officials have claimed that Beijing could use Huawei’s telecommunication products to spy and disrupt communication networks. Company executives have spoken out against the government’s actions, and the company has launched marketing campaigns to rebuild its image among its consumers.
Huawei Said to Be Preparing to Sue the U.S. Government, The New York Times (March 04, 2019)
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