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Members of the US Congress have expressed concern about Google’s relationship with China’s Huawei Technologies shortly after scrutinising Facebook’s data sharing agreements with the same company and Chinese rivals Oppo, TCL and Lenovo, according Telecompaper. A group of legislators including Senator Mark Warner have instructed staffers to probe the Google-Huawei partnership, with unnamed sources cited by the Wall Street Journal reporting that they’re also considering more formal action, such as issuing a group letter demanding answers from Google. Some members of the group have considered expanding their review into a broader examination of Google’s overall relationship with Huawei, said the sources.
 
In his open letter to Alphabet CEO Larry Page, senator Mark Warner asked for information about data-sharing agreements with Huawei and also raised concerns about Alphabet's relationship with Xiaomi and Tencent. The possibility of the Chinese companies having access to data from Google "raises national security concerns," said Warner
 
Google replied that, like many US companies, it has agreements with dozens of [manufacturers] around the world, including Huawei. “We do not provide special access to Google user data as part of these agreements, and our agreements include privacy and security protections for user data,” a Google spokesman said.
 
Alphabet and Tencent reached  a patent deal earlier this year and Google has partnered with Xiaomi on several products, above all phones in India.