He has not been notified yet The lawsuit filed by Huawei in PortugalBut it ensures that its decisions are aimed at mitigating risks related to 5G: this is how the Security Evaluation Committee reacts to Expresso’s questions about the action taken by the Chinese manufacturer to appeal the decision that opens the door to its exclusion from the 5G network in Portugal.
The case brought by Huawei Tech in Portugal was brought to the Administrative Court of the Lisbon Circuit last week, as explained on the Citius portal, and for this reason the defendant has not yet been notified, the Security Evaluation Committee (established within the scope) of the Supreme Council for Cybersecurity).
This year, this committee’s deliberations set the standards by which entities can work with new technology. The public document does not refer to any brand, but classifies the use of equipment and services that “come from a supplier or provider” from a country that is not part of the EU, NATO and OECD as “high risk”: Reading What was said was that the company Huawei was one of those targeted, but the committee never mentioned any names.
In fact, in response to pass, no brand is indicated. Expresso asked whether there were other manufacturers that could be targeted (and whether the Commission was awaiting further judicial responses), but there was no response to this point. The Commission defends its decision, saying it only wants the 5G network to be reliable.
“The deliberations conducted by the CAS, directed at national telecommunications operators, ensure the safe use of national electronic communications networks, and seek to mitigate the threats and risks they face, so that the new 5G mobile communications technology can be implemented and used in a safe manner, which must be auditable, transparent and reliable.” For the state, citizens and companies.”
Huawei indicates that there are “multiple violations of its rights resulting from the deliberations,” stressing that it has a “major negative impact on the company and its partners.”
The Security Evaluation Committee – which speaks in the deliberations, not just one – places the onus on telecom operators (who may use entities that meet specified criteria as suppliers). He says that they are responsible for their decisions, but they have a duty to adapt.
Operators are preparing plans to comply with the decision
“Telecom operators are developing their own implementation plans for CAS deliberations to submit to Anacom,” he notes, referring to this telecom regulator that oversees their compliance.
The issue is sensitive because it concerns diplomatic relations and has geopolitical implications, which has raised concerns within the government. The country is not the first to make a similar decision. Some time ago, a text published in Expresso, written by arbitration experts Pacum Ziegler and Luis Heleno Terinha, indicated that Huawei had initiated proceedings against Sweden and the United Kingdom, which would pave the way for a similar situation with… Portugal.
At present, this is an administrative proceeding through the courts, and not an action seeking compensation or any other nature.
The Security Evaluation Committee, chaired by the National Security Authority, includes representatives of other entities, such as the National Cybersecurity Authority, the General Directorate of Foreign Policy and the Information System of the Portuguese Republic.
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