Sunday August 9, 2020

‘Huawei has no back doors – I’ve checked’

Paul Scanlan, the smartphone giant’s Australian-born chief technology officer, is adamant there are no technical gaps in its technology to facilitate espionage

8th September, 2019
Paul Scanlan, Huawei’s chief technical offier, speaking at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China

As chief technology officers of multibillion-dollar companies go, Paul Scanlan is a bit of a maverick. The Australian sticks out as one of very few westerners in the upper echelons of Huawei’s management team.

On the morning we meet to chat in the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen in China, the Dublin GAA top that Scanlan wears is another distinguishing feature.

“It’s not that I’m a Dublin fan per se, but I...

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