Britain Invites Five Eyes Partners to Trade Internet Crime Secrets

The heads of the international “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing agencies from the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand will join the U.K. at a summit in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss ways to combat cyber-crime and terrorism, as the host nation mulls a partial or total ban on telecoms giant Huawei over national security concerns.

The Chinese company’s equipment is currently a key part of Britain’s biggest networks and officials look likely to roll out a regime of restrictions while stopping short of full prohibition, according to people familiar with the matter.

The issue was thrashed out at a meeting of the National Security Council, attended by hawkish cabinet ministers expressing concerns, pitched against others voicing worries about the effects on business and international relations with China.

Read more at Bloomberg

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