France’s parliament is debating a bill that would see the country establish stricter security rules around 5G networks.

The bill would require all 5G network equipment to undergo special security testing and be cleared before those vendors could be eligible for 5G contracts.

While the legislation doesn’t target Huawei explicitly, it is obviously influenced by the U.S. recent pressure against Huawei. “We don’t target any gear maker; we target equipment,” said Thomas Gassilloud, a lawmaker from President Emmanuel Macron’s party.

Bloomberg report here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-03/france-s-5g-bill-makes-it-tough-but-not-impossible-for-huawei

 

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Marin Ivezic is a Cybersecurity & Privacy Partner in PwC Canada focused on risks of emerging technologies.

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Luka Ivezic is an independent consultant and author exploring geopolitical and socioeconomic implications of emerging technologies such as 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). To better observe policy discussions and societal attitudes towards early adoptions of emerging technologies, Luka spent last five years living between US, UK, Denmark, Singapore, Japan and Canada. This has given him a unique perspective on how emerging technologies shape different societies, and how different cultures determine technological development.

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