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The rise of Huawei’s intricate data protection network

13 Jan 2019

The rise of Huawei’s intricate data protection network

As smartphones evolve at lightning speed in the digital era, data privacy has emerged as a core consideration to go hand in hand with innovation.' Taking a closer look at the security infrastructure put in place by Huawei, users may grasp the extent of their digital protection scope on the latest privacy-related standards set by tech giants. This comes at a time when the enthusiastic support of consumers and partners around the world have resulted in shipments exceeding 200 million units in 2018, marking a new record for Huawei.

Conscious of the fact that confidentiality protection is the only way to earn and maintain users trust, Huaweis privacy protection measures extend from the products design throughout the entire development process. This includes:

  • The P20 series, ringing popular among female users with its sleek design, which has raised the bar for a smart mobile photography experience.
  • The Mate 20 series, equipped with the sophisticated Kirin 980 chip that offers improved energy efficiency and a new, extra-smooth experience.
  • Huawei's nova series, boasting a bold color scheme and an innovative selfie system, making it the most popular selfie phone of 2018.
  • And, the Honor series - A 'Beauty in AI" concept, Chinas number one in Internet-based smartphones.

In compliance with GAPP principles- the most stringent privacy technology framework in the world - and all requirements set forth in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, the company applies Privacy by Design throughout product development, design, verification, sales, services, and procurement activities.

Huawei has taken steps to create synergy between hardware and software. In hardware, fintech-level security is delivered through with the leading mobile security platform solution, Hi Security Executive Environment (HiSEE), which is offered on Kirin chips. It also supports basic platform functions like secure start-up, hardware cipher engine, hardware random number generator, and hardware unique key (HUK). As for the operational software used by the company, the EMUI system fully complies with Google's security framework, building on native Android capabilities to further enhance the security of the system, data, and applications.

n the past eight years, Huawei Consumer BG has persisted in the concept of "consumer-centric", leading a number of the industry's most popular, innovative, and competitive technological fields, such as photography, battery life, communication, and AI. In the global smartphone market, Huawei has gone from being dismissed as a statistical "Other" to ranking among the top 3 players in the world. And in the second and third quarters of 2018, Huawei became the world's second largest smartphone manufacturer, with a global market share of 14.6%.

As a result, the Consumer BG has continuously innovated and invested in cyber security and privacy protection, and plans to invest at least US$50 million in the research and innovation of security technology. With more than 200 experts and engineers working on security research and development, and cyber security research centers set up in China, Germany, Finland, Canada, and Singapore, Huawei is constantly pushing ahead of the curve.

Its important to remember that a smartphone serves as the bridge between the physical and virtual worlds, and to continue to play that role, it must constantly store and protect more and more information. Accordingly, the company has managed to validate its robust security system that has won the trust of worldwide customers over the last 30 years. Providing secure and reliable unified access through Huawei ID accounts, dual authentication, OAuth authentication, unified certificate management, and access control by service and by role has maximized data security of mobile services. It has also adopted end-to-end data encryption, unified key management, anonymization technology, and secure deletion to protect user data.

At present, more than 500 million consumers in more than 170 countries around the world use the Huawei smartphones. According to a report by IPSOS, one of the industry's leading third-party research institutions, the Huawei brand has already become associated with the idea that it keeps on progressing, and has strong innovation ability and trustworthiness in the eyes of its global consumer base. Their cyber security practices have also won the trust of their partners across the global value chain thanks to an advanced R&D system and supply chain dedicated to privacy protection and the availability of open ARM chip architecture and Google's Android system.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, has assured that Huawei 'will dare to keep innovating, and make every effort to become a pioneer and leader in the next wave of the smartphone revolution, as well as constantly create new value for consumers, let our consumers better enjoy their lives, and truly make Huawei a brand that is beloved by consumers the world over."

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