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Huawei has access to crucial KPN data, according to Trouw

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Huawei manages KPN’s customer data, according to Trouw. That is because the Dutch telecom company has fully partnered with Huawei for the customer database. The Chinese software mantains the personal data, user data and invoice data of millions of Dutch people, the newspaper indicates.

KPN denies and calls the reporting incorrect. ¨KPN uses different business support systems (BSS) from different suppliers, including a system that KPN has built together with Huawei. For the record, our suppliers manage the systems, they do not manage KPN customer data, “said a statement.

KPN further states that, in order to be able to perform maintenance, suppliers are given access to the system that they manage. “That means that they maintain the hardware and software so that the system continues to function properly. For management and maintenance, they must request access from KPN. This access is authorized, monitored and recorded as part of our security policy. In this secure environment it is not possible that suppliers can access our customer data unauthorized “.

Over the past year, fears have grown that Huawei can watch through back doors, for example in equipment for fast mobile internet. KPN has therefore also tightened its security policy.

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