Panasonic Lied About Not Using Huawei

By Conor Healy, Published Jun 30, 2021, 10:17am EDT

Panasonic sent an official letter in 2018, after the NDAA ban was passed, falsely claiming it did not use Huawei in its cameras. IPVM recently obtained a copy.

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Inside this note, we review the letter, the problems with it, Panasonic's response and the challenges facing Panasonic US government users.

Executive *******

*** ********* ****** *** addressed ******* ** "*********" declaring **** ********* ******* USA ******* "*** *** include *** ********** **** companies ** *** ****** list", ************ ********** ****** in *** ******. *******,** **** ********, *** Panasonic ***** ********, **** ********* *** cameras **** ***** ****** chips.

********* ********* ** **** first *********** **** *** letter *** "******* * long **** ***" *** "for ******** **** **** using *** * *******". Later, ********* ********* ****** that **** *** *** lie *** *** *** respond **** ***** ** explain *** **** *** not * ***.

No ****** **********

*** ***** ***** *** NDAA *** *** ******, Panasonic ***** ** ****** customers ** ***** ********** with *** **** ********* ** ******** *** month ******. *** ****** ****** "the *** **** *** affect *** ********* ******* cameras *** ******** **** in *** *** ** these ** *** ******* any ********** **** *** companies ** *** ****** list" ***** ********** ******* the *** "******** *********, Dahua **********, [***] ****** Technologies."

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*** ****** *** ****** by ******* ********* *-*** EVP ****** ******. ** the ****, ** *** the ******* ******* ** Panasonic ****** ********* ******* of ***** *******,********* ** *** ******** profile.

Panasonic ** ****: ****** *** ******

******** ****, ********* ******** ***** ******** **** NDAA *********, *******:

*** *********-******* ******* **** in *** *.*. *** engineered, ************ *** ******* assured ****** ** *********. As ****, **** *** not ******** ** *** NDAA *********** (******* ***).

****** *** **** ******, Panasonic's **** ********** ******* listing ****** ** *** as ***** *** ****-****** entities. ********** *********, **** tore **** * ******, and ******** ** **** Huawei *********:

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********* ********** ******** ** using ********* ********** ******** **** ************ ********** **** **** still **** *********. **** was ***** ** * tenuous ***** ************** ** the **** ******** *** ban ** ****** ********** did *** ***** ** surveillance *********, ********* **** the **** ********* ******, on *** ********, *** admit.

Panasonic ********

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********* (*** ********* ****) President**** **************** ** ****, *******:

** *** *** ***** that ****** *** ******* a **** **** ***. Also * ******* ** was *** ******** **** were ***** *** * product. * **** ****** up. ******.

** *** * ***** and ** ****** *** and *** ****** **** no *********** ***** ********* using ** *** ***** 'h *******'.

** * ******-** *****, Brennan ******:

**** ********** **** ********* i-Pro **** ** *****, and *** *********** ** that ********** ** *************.

******* *** *** ******* when ** ***** *** an *********** ** *** this *** *** * lie.

Putting ********* ** ****

**** ******** ****** *** customers ** **** ** buying **** ****** ******** based ** *********'* ***** statement. ******** **** *** deception ***********'* **** ******, ********* / **** has ********** ****** *** partners, ******, ***, **** importantly ******* ********** ***** that ******* *** ********* name.

Update (**/**/**)

* *** ****** ** us *********** *******'* ***** that *** ****** *** sent **** ** "*** h" ********. ** ***** distribution ** *** **** letter **** ********** ** "Surveillance ***** - ***”. The ******* ***** * note ******* "*** ******** shows ** *** **** to *** *** **** team ** ** **** at ****."

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*** *********** ********** #*... Lots ** *****... **** of ********... **** ****.

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**** **** ****?

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**** **** ****?

*** ****... ***** *** carriage ****** ***?

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"*** ****... ***** *** carriage ****** ***?"

*** **** ** **** your **** ****** ** the ****; ****** **** it ***** ** **** most ****** ******. **** a ***** *** ** July.

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* ***** **.

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*** **** **** ******, we **** **** ****** moving *** ** *** clients **** **** *** new ********* ********* *** distancing *** ************ **** Panasonic.

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**** ** ****** ***, Panasonic **** ** ** really **** ** *** high *** ** ***** up ***** ****** ****...

**** **** ******* ***** rebranded *** ***** *** had ** **** ***** them... **** *** * lot ** ******* *** it *** **********.......

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******: * *** ****** to ** *********** *******'* claim **** *** ****** was **** **** ** "non *" ********. ** shows ************ ** *** same ****** **** ********** as "************ ***** - All”. *** ******* ***** a **** ******* "*** attached ***** ** *** sent ** *** *** sale **** ** ** used ** ****."IPVM Image

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******, ************ (*** *** *********) sent ******* ** *** FCC *** **** *********** *** ***:

**********’* ************ **** *-***’* interpretation ** *** ******* List’s *********** ** “******* equipment ** ********” ******** by ****** ************ ******* is *******.

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**** ******* ** *******.

*-*** ******** *** ********** to ******* **** ******* device *************,including ******** *****, that are produced and provided by companies whose equipment is included in the Covered List do not constitute “equipment”..,

…(******* **** “[*]* ************* is ******** *** * peripheral ****** ** * subassembly **** ** **** to ** ********* ************ for ******* ***********”); *** also ******** **** ** 32 (“******** ** ************* includecircuit ******, ********** ******* ***** [***], *** ***** ********** **** *** ********** ******** ** * ******* **** ** *** ********** *** ***** *******.”

****, **** **** *** asking ** **** ******** is:

“** ** ****** **** Hikuawei ******* ********** ***-********** that ** *** **** networking ************, **** *** product ***** **** ***** parts ** ****** ******?

** **** *** **** to *** ***** ****** text ** *** **** and ***** **?

****** *** * ******.”

** ***** ******* *** to ********* **?

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**** * **** *** is **** ********* **** knows **** *** ***** SoCs ** ******* ** a **** **** *** tiny ********* ****** *** device, ***** ** *** different *** **** ************* than *** ******** **** mention, "******** ****** ********* boards, ******** **** ******, internal **** ***** ********** boards, *** ******, *** power ********."

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**** *** **** *****?

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**** **** ** ** able ** **** ** selling ***** ******* **** have ****** **** ******.

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