the national security Council, the U.S. and several other American agencies trying to convince governments of Europe to get rid of screening equipment from the Chinese manufacturer Nuctech Co. The screening system of this company controlled by the PRC government, are gradually becoming an integral component of the inspection of cargo, baggage and passengers at ports, airports and border crossings across Europe.
As with the Chinese Huawei, the US is trying to persuade its European partners to abandon the more affordable the equipment supplier due to concerns of Americans in the field of security. System of inspection of cargo at ports and baggage at airports and railway stations increasingly integrate with databases containing the cargo manifest and passenger information — including your passport details and fingerprints.
Such systems can provide Nuctech and other similar companies access to personal and commercial information. American officials fear that Nuctech may transfer such data to the authorities in China, writes The Wall Street Journal.
At the request of the Nuctech, the company is not aware of the campaign launched against it by Washington and operates independently, nor receiving no help from the state, no instructions from the government. On conviction Nuctech, its products do not pose a threat to security — it doesn’t contain secret backdoors, and all the data remain with her clients.
According to the WSJ, Nuctech, in fact, banished from us airports in 2014, managed to push their American and British competitors in dozens of other countries. It competes in this market with American corporations OSI Systems and Leidos Holdings, as well as the British Smiths Detection Group Ltd.
Now American diplomats, among others, are trying to prevent the conclusion of contracts with the company Nuctech in Greece, Hungary, Italy and Portugal.