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Former Huawei Employee Sued the Company for Sending Him to Steal Trade Secrets

Well-known Chinese news site Netease recently reported that Jesse Hong, a former employee of the Huawei U.S. branch, Futurewei Technologies in Santa Clara, sued the company for firing him due to the fact that he thought it was wrong to spy on Huawei competitors. According to Hong, in 2016 Huawei sent people twice to steal information from competitors and transmit the stolen technical information back to Huawei’s Chinese headquarters. Hong warned his colleagues that these activities were not legal and later he was fired. Hong asked for US$105 million in damages in his suit. Huawei said the company never collected any of the information that Hong described.

Source: Netease, July 15, 2018