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Huawei Releases "Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy Protection" White Paper

Huawei Calls for Shared Responsibility to Enable More Reliable Use of AI

Sep 19, 2019

[Shanghai, China, September 19, 2019] At HUAWEI CONNECT 2019, Huawei released the Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy Protection white paper, which outlines the company’s perspective and practices in AI security, privacy issues and related solutions, and proposes a shared responsibility model for AI security and privacy protection governance. Sean Yang, Director of Huawei's Global Cyber Security and Privacy Office, introduced the white paper at a summit focused on building a comprehensive AI security and privacy protection system.

Sean Yang, Director of Huawei's Global Cyber Security & Privacy Office, released the Thinking Ahead About AI Security Privacy Protection White Paper

Mr. Yang said: “AI adds great value in numerous daily scenarios, such as building smart transportation, optimizing telecommunications networks, improving the automation of warehousing and logistics, and many others. People are gradually beginning to benefit from the significant convenience brought by AI development, which positively impacts people's lives regardless of their level of awareness of AI. However, while AI brings substantial opportunities and benefits, it also faces challenges in security and privacy protection as it becomes more ubiquitous, such as technical reliability, societal impact, and timely legislation.”

Huawei has defined seven governance objectives on security and privacy: system security and controllability, transparency and traceability, privacy protection, fairness, data management, competence, and deployment objective assurance. In addition, the white paper introduces Huawei's security and privacy protection governance practices. AI products and applications are part of a comprehensive ecosystem and encompass a wide range of market participants. Due to the difficulty for any individual party to address complex AI security and privacy threats and risks alone, Huawei proposes a shared responsibility model for AI security and privacy protection governance, with accountability across five roles that must work together for the healthy development of AI: consumers/customers, application developers, deployers, full-stack solution providers, and data collectors.

At the summit, a number of experts shared their thoughts on security governance solutions and practices in areas such as academics, technology, management, and others. They included Wu Shenkuo, Secretary General of the Research Center at the Internet Society of China; Bao Feng, Director of Huawei Shield Lab; Christoph Luetge, German philosopher and economist; Denzel Song, President of Huawei Security Product Domain; and Benson Ng, Partner with EY's Greater China Digital and AI advisory practice. They also explored the value that enterprise security governance can bring to the overall industry.

Summit speakers (from left to right: Benson Ng, Christoph Luetge,Sean Yang, Bao Feng and Wu Shenkuo)

Huawei is committed to jointly promoting the establishment, implementation, and improvement of security and privacy standards in the digital era. The company calls on AI stakeholders to review and assume their responsibilities, drives the trustworthiness and development of AI, and provides AI products and services that can ensure security and privacy.

Click to download the Thinking Ahead About AI Security and Privacy Protection white paper.

HUAWEI CONNECT is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry, and this year is being held in Shanghai from September 18 to 20, 2019. This year's conference is themed around "Advance Intelligence" and aims to establish an open, cooperative, and shared platform for customers and partners to explore new opportunities for an intelligent future. 

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