In comments cited by Le Soir, Belgian Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne cautioned that Chinese phone manufacturers such as Huawei Technologies and Xiaomi may constitute an espionage risk to users.
“Given the legal context in which Chinese smartphone producers operate, there is a risk that data contained on these smartphones could be exposed to espionage or at least an unwanted transfer to Chinese authorities,” Van Quickenborne said.
According to Le Soir, the minister was referring to Chinese legislation requiring corporations to retain data on Chinese servers and granting Chinese authorities access to IT systems.
And like always the hints:
The Chinese people are great, Xi Jinping and his admirers are not.