Big Brother Watch Calls For UK Ban of Dahua and Hikvision

By IPVM Team, Published Feb 08, 2022, 08:49am EST (Info+)

Privacy group Big Brother Watch is calling for Hikvision and Dahua to be fully banned from the UK, part of a new report titled "Who's Watching You? The Dominance of Chinese state-owned CCTV in the UK".

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The report reveals that one UK council with a significant Muslim population - Tower Hamlets in London - "made a conscious decision" not to procure "Hikvision and other Chinese CCTV" over human rights.

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Big ******* ***** **********

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'Ban *********' ******** ********

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*** *** ***** ******* *** ****** for **** *** *** '***** ****** concerns', '******** ****', *** '*********** **** tech **** ************':

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UK ******* ******* ********* **** ***** ******

***** ~**% ** ***** *********** ********* Hikvision ** ***** ** ***, *** Council, ***** ******* ** ******, ****** it *** "**** * ********* ********" not ** ******* "********* *** ***** Chinese ****" **** ***** ******:

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Security ******

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***** ** ** ****** ******** ** the ****** ****** **** ******** ** Dahua ******* **** ** *** ******* state ** **** ***** ******** *************** are ********* ** *******. *********** ** such ******* *** ************* ******** ******** issues *** *** ******** *** ************ agencies ** ********. *******,persistent ******** ****** and the growing chorus of experts expressing concern about the security of the two companies’ systems makes the dominance ** *** *** ****** ** *** ** *** *** **** ********** [emphasis added]

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********* *** ***** *** *** *** only ********* *** ***** ***** **** of ***** ********, *** ***** *** unique ****** ***** *** ********* *** ***** ****** ******* ** ***** ********** *********. [emphasis added]

Hikvision, ***** ********

******* ******* ********* ** ****'* ******** for ******* ** **** ******. *******, Hikvision**** ** ********* *** ********* "********* ** ********* ** ********* the ***** ** ******* *** ********** people *** ********." (***** ****'* ******* to *** *****).

UPDATE */*: ***** ********

***** ******** *** ******* *****'* ********, telling **** ** ** "******* ***** nor ********** ** *** **********":

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***** **** **** ***** **** ***'* methodology (****** *** *** ** ****** data ** ******** ****** **********) ***** with *** "**************" *** "********" ********:

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********, *** *** ******* ***** ****** uses * ******* *********** ** ******** the ********** ** **** ******* ** the ** **** *** ************ ** Chinese *********. **** ******** **********-***** **** collection *******, **** ** ******** ** Things ******* ******, ***** ******** *** objectivity *** ******* ** ********. **** with **** ******* ***********, *** ****** estimates **** ******* ************* ******* *** ‘thousands’ ***** ‘********’ ** *******. *** on **** * *** ****** ****** to **** *** ********* *** ***** ******** ** British **** *******. **** ************** ******** ** ********** of *** ****** ******* ** *** report, ***** ******* ** ** ******* on ******* ******** ***** ***** ******* technology *********.

***** ********* **** *** *********** ** the ****** *** "*******" *** "**********" and **** ***** *** "*** **** involved ******** ** ********** ** ********* human ****** ********** ** *** ******* in ***** ** *******":

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** ******** ** *** ********** *********** and ******* *********** ** **** ******, we ******** **** ** **** ************ and ******** ******: ** ******* *** business ********** ** **** ********** **** all ********** **** *** ***** ** every ****** ** ***** ** *******. Dahua *** *** **** ******** ******** or ********** ** ********* ***** ****** violations ** *** ******* ** ***** we *******. ***** ********* ********* **** standards ** ******* *** ******** *** privacy *********** ** *** *************. *** ******* *** ********* *** rigorously ******* ******** **** ********* ******* to **** ********** ** *** ** our ********* *** ********. ****** *************** ** *** ******* ** ******** on **** *****.

*******, ***** ****** ****** $* ********* **** ******** ****** ******** - including ********* *** ****** ******** - and******** ****** ******** ** *** ******, ******* ***** ***** ****** ********.

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Impact ********

*** *** ****** ******* **** ********** pressure ** *** ** ********** ** ban *** *********, ******** *** ****** is ******** ** ** ******** ***** the ********** ******* ** ** **** ****. **** if *** **'* ******* ********** **** not ****** *******, ******* ******** ***** sparking **** ***** *********** **** ***** Hamlets ** ********* ***** *** *********/***** bans.

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*** ** *** ***** ** **** the ***** ****** ******.

***** ****** ******* *******, *** *** blatant ******** ** ******** **** ******* the ************* ****** ******* *** *** user ******* ** **** ******* ****** and **** ******* ****. ******** ** affected ** **** *****, *** ***** honestly *** ***** ****** ******** ****** into ******** **** ** * ********* issue, *** * ******** *****.

*** ***'* **** ****** **** **** all *** ***********?

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UPDATE */*: ***** ********

***** ******** *** ******* *****'* ********, telling **** ** ** "******* ***** nor ********** ** *** **********":

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*** *** ******* ***** ****** **** IPVM ******** ** **** ******* ******* that ***** ********** ** * ******* in ***** '******** ********** ** *** ******* ********* Party **** *********** *************'(**** *). **** ** ****** *** true. ** ** **** ****** **** times ** ******** ** ********* ********** reporting, ***** ** * ********* ***** company ***** ***** ****** ** ****** markets. ** *** ******* ***** *** controlled ** *** **********.

*******, *** ******* *****'* ****** ** accurate ************ ******, * *** *****-***** *******,****** * ~**% ***** ***** **** year*** ****** $* ******* ***** ** certainly * "***********" ************.********, ******** *** ***** ** ***, Dahua's *** *** ******* ** **** Dahua's ***** ********* *********** ** **** "****** ****** *** Party."

***** **** **** ***** **** ***'* methodology (****** *** *** ** ****** data ** ******** ****** **********) ***** with *** "**************" *** "********" ********:

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********, *** *** ******* ***** ****** uses * ******* *********** ** ******** the ********** ** **** ******* ** the ** **** *** ************ ** Chinese *********. **** ******** **********-***** **** collection *******, **** ** ******** ** Things ******* ******, ***** ******** *** objectivity *** ******* ** ********. **** with **** ******* ***********, *** ****** estimates **** ******* ************* ******* *** ‘thousands’ ***** ‘********’ ** *******. *** on **** * *** ****** ****** to **** *** ********* *** ***** ******** ** British **** *******. **** ************** ******** ** ********** of *** ****** ******* ** *** report, ***** ******* ** ** ******* on ******* ******** ***** ***** ******* technology *********.

***** ********* **** *** *********** ** the ****** *** "*******" *** "**********" and **** ***** *** "*** **** involved ******** ** ********** ** ********* human ****** ********** ** *** ******* in ***** ** *******":

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** ******** ** *** ********** *********** and ******* *********** ** **** ******, we ******** **** ** **** ************ and ******** ******: ** ******* *** business ********** ** **** ********** **** all ********** **** *** ***** ** every ****** ** ***** ** *******. Dahua *** *** **** ******** ******** or ********** ** ********* ***** ****** violations ** *** ******* ** ***** we *******. ***** ********* ********* **** standards ** ******* *** ******** *** privacy *********** ** *** *************. *** ******* *** ********* *** rigorously ******* ******** **** ********* ******* to **** ********** ** *** ** our ********* *** ********. ****** *************** ** *** ******* ** ******** on **** *****.

*******, ***** ****** ****** $* ********* **** ******** ****** ******** - including ********* *** ****** ******** - and******** ****** ******** ** *** ******, ******* ***** ***** ****** ********.

**** ******* ***** **** *** *************, we **** ****** ** **** *******.

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