LJUBLJANA – The US warns against 5G security

Robert Strayer, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and Communications, said that the government and the private sector should take care when choosing the providers of equipment for the development of 5G network and services so that it could protect itself against cyber attacks and data insecurity in a timely fashion. 

Strayer criticised China for not ensuring sufficient protection of both data and users of equipment made there. According to Stryer, 14 countries see China as the actor who “performed the largest intellectual property theft in the history.” 

With the advent of the 5G network, which will offer plenty of useful public services, the security aspect is becoming more and more important, not only for governments and operators but for all people, Strayer said. 

Simultaneously, The Clean Blue Sky Society, with a coalition of societies and civic movements against 5G, organised a public rally in Ljubljana on Saturday against the establishment of 5G technology.

According to them, it is being introduced in Slovenia without testing for human safety and without environmental impact assessment. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

Subscribe to our newsletters


Want to know what's going on in the EU Capitals daily? Subscribe now to our new 9am newsletter.