Swedish Technology Company Cuts Business Ties With Hong Kong

Computer Data Tech Following Unprecedented Global Cyberattack

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A Swedish firm that supplies law enforcement and government agencies with technology to extract data from mobile phones said it has pulled its business from Hong Kong.

The decision by Stockholm-based Micro Systemation AB came after a White House executive order on July 14 stripped Hong Kong of its special trading status, said Mike Dickinson, deputy executive officer. That status had granted Hong Kong more favorable treatment than China.

Dickinson said in an email that his company, known as MSAB, would no longer “supply solutions” to the Cyber Security and Technology Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force, nor any other government agencies in the territory. He said the executive order “impacts our U.S. legal entity and presence in the U.S.A.

MSAB had pulled its business from China earlier in 2020 due to changes in “regulatory regimes and restrictions” related to

Read More