Citizen Lab research associate Christopher Parsons, in conversation with CBC Radio Spark, comments on the security concerns associated with Huawei technology should it be used in Canada’s 5G infrastructure. This comes at a time when Huawei is pushing to become the preeminent supplier of 5G technology around the world. Apart from the possible dangers of malicious code and Chinese state surveillance, Parsons comments on the geopolitical tensions inherent in the decision Canada makes. Listen to the story on CBC Radio Spark here.

Parsons’s commentary falls into the broader scope of the Citizen Lab’s work on corporate transparency and accountability. Related to this research stream, Parsons recently provided oral comments at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, on securing Canada’s financial computing infrastructure as a matter of national economic security.