The maturity of the mobile Internet and the arrival of the “Internet of Everything” allows almost all services to be managed intelligently online. While people enjoy this convenience, personal information such as payment passwords, identification card information, photos, usage habits, input phrases, such as “good morning people” and survey records, have become a “gold mine ”To the Internet world.
As a supplier of consumer devices to people around the world, cybersecurity and the protection of user privacy are high on Huawei’s agenda. Learn more about this policy.
Huawei has been gradually implementing a comprehensive user privacy protection system. In this context, we are talking about double biometric security with facial recognition and fingerprint scanning, and the TEE security micro-kernel integrated in the latest Huawei Mate 40 series.
In addition, there is the recessive camera of Huawei MateBook X Pro, easy recognition when sharing the screen while maintaining privacy, the removal of information from photos when using Huawei Share and the protection of personal information from Huawei Mobile Service.
Cyber security and privacy protection as Huawei's top priority
At Huawei, cybersecurity and privacy protection are treated as a fundamental and significant technical issue. In early 2019, Ren Zhengfei, founder of Huawei, stated in a letter to all employees that cybersecurity and privacy protection were Huawei's top priorities.
In terms of consumer products, this principle is materialized by Huawei's belief that “consumers must have the right to be fully aware and to fully control their privacy”. The concept of privacy from the design is implemented in all Huawei products.
The company thus established four basic principles: Transparency and control, user benefits, security guarantee and legal compliance. These are then integrated into each phase of product development to ensure continuous optimization of products and services. Thus ensuring the protection of consumer privacy.
What do these basic principles consist of?
This represents how Huawei processes the user's personal information and is explicitly explained to them. They can then make related decisions based on their own preferences.
The user benefits they then translate into the fact that personal information is used to improve user experiences. The security guarantee therefore requires Huawei to use several industry-leading privacy protection and cyber security technologies to effectively protect user privacy.
THE legal compliance requires Huawei to strictly comply with the privacy laws and regulations of all regions and countries in all product design, development and service processes.
In addition, Huawei protects all consumer personal data stored on Huawei devices and clouds. Consumers are explicitly informed of the entire collection of personal data and can then control how their personal data is collected, processed and shared.
Innovative technologies to protect user privacy in different scenarios
Cybersecurity and privacy protection are not abstract concepts, but real user requirements. People who have upgraded to EMUI 11 may notice that they can choose to remove confidential information, such as the time and place the photo was taken, before being shared by Huawei's sharing system. This is one of the many cyber security and privacy protection features of EMUI 11.
Huawei's privacy protection for users is integrated into various day-to-day scenarios.
Nowadays, almost all services can be accessed through the smartphone. But what can I do if my password is stolen? What if I lose my smartphone? What if the app or software collects my data without my permission? It is in these scenarios that cyber security and privacy protection innovations and technologies enter.
Take the recently launched Huawei Mate 40 series as an example. At the global launch event, Richard Yu, Executive Director and CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, referred to five of these scenarios in presenting the Mate 40 series security and privacy protection features.
These features therefore include anti-tracking for browsers, restricting ad tracking, privacy protection during photo sharing, protection of AI information - new messages can only be read by the user and private information only appears on the phone during sharing the screen.
Huawei guarantees in its Mate 40 security and privacy protection features the use of cutting edge technologies to provide consumers with security protection in all scenarios based on hardware, kernels, systems and apps. In terms of hardware, Huawei's top phone offers dual biometric security, with 3D facial recognition and fingerprint reading.
In apps, Huawei offers permission management for using microphones, cameras and location collection. In addition, the reasons for the permissions are shown in a pop-up window, so that users can know everything about the collection of confidential information at any time, maximizing security by minimizing permissions.
According to Huawei, strict standards and strong self-discipline are implemented to maintain biometric recognition data on local devices. All biometric recognition data is encrypted and stored in the dedicated trusted execution environment (TEE) within the devices. Therefore, there are no links that promote breaches of personal information.
Another example is the Huawei AppGallery, which uses real name authentication, exclusive quadruple detection, guarantee of download and installation, and execution of protection mechanisms to ensure the security of applications from launch to download and use.
These technologies ensure security and privacy protection in common use scenarios. In addition, Huawei works with authorized institutions inside and outside China in the field of cybersecurity and privacy protection and has obtained more than 20 certifications, such as ePrivacySeal, CC EAL5 + and ISO27701.
Artificial intelligence and security
As the Internet of Things comes to prominence, "smart" devices will all be more "smart", enough to understand users' intentions. This means that all of these devices, to some extent, will comprise certain user information. In addition, when multiple devices with different security features are connected to form a network, a single compromised device can lead to information leakage. Therefore, ensuring privacy in all scenarios is even more challenging than protecting user privacy on individual devices.
To solve the problem, Huawei proposed the establishment of a central home hub and support for collaborative authentication of multiple devices based on distributed technologies.
Previously, only one account in the cloud was needed to access and control smart home devices. Therefore, if an account in the cloud is stolen, a third party can directly control all devices linked to that account.
Huawei's solution is to add intermediate devices, such as Huawei Vision routers and TVs, to the home network. Thus, a secure firewall is created that protects other devices against attacks, thus protecting the security of the entire smart home network.
In addition, to prevent the leakage of private data during transmission, Huawei uses a data protection mechanism that features end-to-end encryption to ensure that only users have access to the content that will be transmitted and that Huawei cannot access it. get.
In addition, Huawei reports that it has worked to ensure safe runtime environments for individual devices and secure connections involving multiple devices by verifying device access. Huawei has also adopted a multi-device collaborative authentication mechanism to ensure that only the right person can get the right data with the right devices. This ensures that all individual devices, connections and data transmission between devices are safe and reliable.
Some organizations predict that the total number of connected IoT devices globally will reach 75.44 billion by 2025. Without doubt, there will be an increasing number of smart applications in the future, leading to increasingly frightening security and privacy challenges. .
Huawei has established systematic privacy protection policies and technologies, which can enable partners to ensure cybersecurity and user privacy in complex environments.