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European Parliament urges states to take action against Chinese 5G threat

March 13, 2019

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the European Union to take action on potential security threats linked to China’s growing technological presence in Europe, the body said in a statement.

In particular, the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) want the European Commission and EU states to develop guidance on how to tackle any cyber threats and vulnerabilities when procuring 5G equipment, by diversifying equipment from different vendors, introducing multi-phase procurement processes and establishing a strategy to reduce Europe’s dependence on foreign cybersecurity technology.

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