UK CCTV User Group Warns of Ethical, Financial, Reputational, and Technical Risks of Using Dahua and Hikvision

By Charles Rollet, Published Jul 06, 2021, 08:39am EDT

Until now, the UK CCTV industry has been silent about Dahua and Hikvision's ethical, financial, reputational, or technical risks. This week, however, the UK's CCTV User Group issued a statement warning on all counts.

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Inside this note, we examine the UK CCTV User Group's statement and rising concern in both the US and UK about PRC surveillance manufacturers.

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CCTV **** ***** **********

******* **** ******* * ** ************ of ***** ************ ********* dedicated ** "********* *** industry ** *** ***** of ********* *** ************ PSS [****** ***** ************]" focusing ** "********* ** ethical, ************* *** ****** approach".

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*** ***** **** **** it ** "*********" (**%) made ** ** ***** government **** ****** ******** (city ********, ******, ***) and **% "******* *******".

*** ***** ****"** ****** **** ******** of **** ******, **********, and *********" ** *** UK (*.*. *** ********************* ****** **** ** Practice), ******* ****** ** "ethical ************, ******* *** privacy, ********** **** *********, open & ***********":

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*** ***** ******** ******* companies *** **** ********* to **** **** *********, Dahua, *** ****** *** not *******. *** ***** declined ** ******* * list ** *** *** members ******* **** *** "commercially *********".

Risks *** *********/*****/****** **** **** ********

** ********** ********* *********, *** ***** ******** addressed ***** ** *********, Dahua, *** ****** *** all ***** ****, ****** they ***** **** ***** - *********, *******, ************/*********, and *********:

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**** **** ***** ***** that *** ********* **** zero ***** ** ************, however, *** **** ******* that ******** "****** ** ****** or ****** * ************ risk".

Technical ****: ** ********** "******** *********" *** ******** *******

**** ***** ****** **** a "********* ****" ** the ******* ***** "**** to **********" ****** *** IT *******, **** **** air ****, ****** **** "some ** ********** *********** are ******** ********* **** existing ******* **** ***** premises ***** ** *** cybersecurity ****":

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******, ** *********/***** ********** usage *** ********* ******** e.g. *********** ****************** ***********' ********* ***** the********* ***** *** ************ *** **'* ************ agencies *** ******* *** "curbs" ******* *** ************ tech

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*** **** ***** ***** that *** ********* "**** a ***** **** ** share **** **** *** Chinese ***** ** ******" (Article * ** *********** ************ ***), ***** **** ****** the ** ***'********** ******** ******** ****** ban.

Reputational & ******* ****: ********** ******* *******

*** *********' "****-**********" *********** in "********** ** *** Uyghurs" ***** "******* * challenge ** ** *************' ethics *** ****** ***** policies", *** ***** ****:

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**** ******* ****** **** to ************/********* ****, **** as "******** ** ********* outside ** **** *****" which *** ********* "** facilitate ********** ** ****** minorities":

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*** ***** ********* ******** IPVM *** ***** *******'*********** ****** ********* *** exposing **** *****, ******* that ***** **** **** is "*** **** ** the **", **** ******* carry "******* ****** ***** risks ** **** ** reputational *****."

Financial **** ** ****** ** ***

*******, *** ***** ****** that "***** ** *** current **********" *********/***** ******* "may ** ****** ** some ***** ** *** future" ***** ***** "*********** removal", ********* *****:

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****** ***** *** ** ******* underway** *** ** ****** to *** ***.

CCTV **** ***** ***************

******* ************ ******** ******** Hikuawei ****, *** ***** stated *** "**** ** using ***** ******** ****** be ********** ********* ********* and ********* **********".

*** ***** ***** **** members ****** ** "* full **** **********" ****** using *** ********* ********* seeking "********* **** *** political ******'* ****** ****** a ***** *********" ** even ****** ********* "** ensure **** *** ********* risks **** **** **********".

Future ********* **** ** ********** ******** ********

*** ***** **** ** is ** "***** *******" "for * ********* ** this" **** *** ** government's********** *** ************ ****** Commissioner(***** "******* *********** ***** use ** ************ ****** systems" ** *********** ** England *** *****) *** the*********** ************’* ******, *** **'* **** protection ********* ***** ******** GDPR. ** ***** *** government ******** **** * similar ********* ** *********/***** risks, **** **** ***** well ** *** ***** step ******* * ****** UK ********** ***/************.

** ******* ***** ************

*********'* ****** ************** *** PR ************ **** *************** ** ******* *** Dahua *** *** ******* to ****'* ******* *** comment.

** ******* ******* ******** Industry ***********

*** **** (******* ******** Industry ***********) *** *** respond ** * ******* for *******. ******: **** said "** *** ********* looking **** **** *** are *** ***** ** release * *********", *** did ***** *** ************ ********* *** ****** recognition.

** ****** ********

** ** **************** **** ** ** isolated ********* ** *** signal ** ** ******** opinion ********. ** ***** of ***** *** *********, the ********* *** ***** strong ****** *** ** industry, ****** **** **** the *********** ** *** government ****** (*** */**** ** ** councils ******** ***** ***** or *********), **** ********* ******* from ******* ********** *********. Opposing **** ** *** growing *********** ** ***** company's *******, ****** *************** in *** **, *** the******* ** ****** ******** affair ******** ** * Hikvision ******(****** **** ** ******** that ********* *** ********) that *** ******** *** UK's ******'* ********* ** the ****** ** ***** surveillance.

**** **** ****** *** UK ********* ** **** situation ********.

UPDATE: ***** ********

***** ********* **** *** following *********, ****** ******** below:

** ******* *** *****’* right ** ***** ****** to *** **********. *******, CCTV **** ***** ******* should **** **** *** Group ***** ******** ********* Dahua *** ******* ** to ******* ********** *********** before ******** **** ******. Had **** **** **, they ***** **** ***** that ***** *** ****** flatly ****** *********** ** ever ********* ******** ** solutions **** ****** *** specific ****** *****. **** might **** **** **** our ******* ** *** owned ** ********** ** the ******* ********** *** that, ** ****, ** are * ******* ******, publicly ****** ****** *********** accountable ** *** ************, employees *** *********. *******, had ** **** ***** an *********** ** ***** have ****** ** *** robust **** ******** ******** we **** ** ***** to ******* *** ********* of **** **** ** the ** *** ********** else ** *******. ***** recognizes *** ******** **** of *** ************ **** in *** **** ** widespread, *** ************* ********** accusations. ** ****** ** address ***** ******** ******* our *********** *** *******, and ******* ******* ** efforts ** ******* *** record, ********* ******* * robust ******** ** *** FCC ********* *** ******** rule ******. ** ************ ask *** ********* *** business ******** ** *** UK *** ********* ** judge ** ** **** substantive *****, ****** **** on *** ***** ** innuendo, ***** ** *********** driven **** ** *********** than *** ******** *******, reputational ** ******** *************.

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*** *** ******, ************ the *** **** ********* UK ********* ** ********* and ***** ***** *** offer *** ******* ** the **** **** *****'* Statement.

***** ******, *** ***, *********:

** **** ******** ** have ******* *** ** make * ******* ** this ********* ** * business

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*** ******, ***** *** ********* sales ******** ** ****** did *** *******. **** year ****** *** ******* to *****'* ***** ****** abusing ********,******:

* **** ******* ** such ******* ******. *** certainly *** ** *** UK ******** (*** ** sure ***** ******) *** its ********* *** ********* we ******* ** *******. We **** ******* **** go’s ** ** ***** regions

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***, ****** ************ ** *** **** of **** ** ********:

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**** ******** ******** ****** volumes *** ******'* ********** of ***** **** ******.

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"**** ******** ******** ****** volumes *** ******'* ********** of ***** **** ******."

*** **** ** * truly ************ ********. * applaud **. ** **** for *** ***** ****** bs ** *****. ** after *** ***** ***** rights ****** ** **** on. ****, **** ********** Chinese ****, ****, *******, shoes, *** *****, **********, housewares, *** ******** ***'** using ** ******** **** blog, *** **** ***** you *** ** *********. Show ** *** ******* you ***. ****, ** won't **** **** *** any ******......

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** ****** '** ***** all ***** ***** ****** abuses', ******* *** *** being ********* ** ***.

**** ** **** ** figure *** **:

- ***** *** ***** human ****** ****** ************? Not **** ** ****** assume ********** **** ** the *** ** * human ****** *****.

- **** *** ***** done ** ******* ***** human ****** ******? **** American ********* **** *** taking ***** ** ******* them ** ***** *** Hikvision *** ****** ** directly ******* ***** ******** and **** *** ***** of *******.

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** *** ******, *******, or *******, ************ ****** his ************, ********** ********** an *****? ** ** , *******, ** ***, leave *** *****. **** goes *** ***** ********* being ***** ******. ** a ******* **** ******* to **** ******* **** from ********* ******, ** what. ** **** *******, themselves *** ********** *** abuses, **** **** ****.

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"** ****** '** ***** all ***** ***** ****** abuses', ******* *** *** being ********* ** ***."

** *** ***. * could **** **** ***** the *** *** ***** human ****** ****** ** the ****** *** **** not *** ****** *** be ********* ** ** so. * ***** **** even **** ***** *** social ********** ** ********* supplying *** *** **** technology **** *** *** is ** *** ** using ** **** *********** or **** *********** ******* their **********. **** ***** business ** *** **** with *** *** ** any **** *** *** could **** **** ***. But * ** ******* the **** **** *** can ***** ****** ** fluently *** ***** ******** the ******** *****. *** have **** *********** **** me ** *** ** I'm ********* ********* ****** particularly ******** ** *** PRC.

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*** ******, ***** *** technical ***** ********

****** *** ******* *** LinkedIn ******* ** ***** of ******, ***** ** published **** * **** ago.

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"****** *** ******* *** LinkedIn ******* ** ***** of ******, ***** ** published **** * **** ago."

**** *** ****. **** could ** ********* ** borderline **********.

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** ****** ******* ** “owner” ** ****** ** LinkedIn, * ********** ******** what ** ******* ** be, **** ** **********?

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"** ****** ******* ** “owner” ** ****** ** LinkedIn, * ********** ******** what ** ******* ** be, **** ** **********?"

* *** ***.

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******: ***** ********

***** ********* **** *** following ********* ** ****, posted ******** *****:

** ******* *** *****’* right ** ***** ****** to *** **********. *******, CCTV **** ***** ******* should **** **** *** Group ***** ******** ********* Dahua *** ******* ** to ******* ********** *********** before ******** **** ******. Had **** **** **, they ***** **** ***** that ***** *** ****** flatly ****** *********** ** ever ********* ******** ** solutions **** ****** *** specific ****** *****. **** might **** **** **** our ******* ** *** owned ** ********** ** the ******* ********** *** that, ** ****, ** are * ******* ******, publicly ****** ****** *********** accountable ** *** ************, employees *** *********. *******, had ** **** ***** an *********** ** ***** have ****** ** *** robust **** ******** ******** we **** ** ***** to ******* *** ********* of **** **** ** the ** *** ********** else ** *******. ***** recognizes *** ******** **** of *** ************ **** in *** **** ** widespread, *** ************* ********** accusations. ** ****** ** address ***** ******** ******* our *********** *** *******, and ******* ******* ** efforts ** ******* *** record, ********* ******* * robust ******** ** *** FCC ********* *** ******** rule ******. ** ************ ask *** ********* *** business ******** ** *** UK *** ********* ** judge ** ** **** substantive *****, ****** **** on *** ***** ** innuendo, ***** ** *********** driven **** ** *********** than *** ******** *******, reputational ** ******** *************.

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***** *** ****** ****** denied *********** ** **** marketing ******** ** ********* that ****** *** ******** ethnic *****

**** *** ***** ****** and *** ******* ** marketing. *** **** *** that.

*** ******* ** *** owned ** ********** ** the ******* **********

*** ******* ********** *****'* think **.

****** **** ******** ******** we **** ** ***** to ******* *** ********* of **** ****

**** **** ****** ** the ******** ******** ******** missing *** ********* (*********** or *************) *******...

* **** ***** ******** example, ***** *** *****.

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*** ** **** ******* similar **** ** ********* to **** * *****. ASIAL - *** *** watching? ** *** *** too **** ****** **** own *******

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"** *** *** *** busy ****** **** *** pockets"

*** **** ****** ******. UDD#1 ***'** ******* *****? Sure...

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*** ******* **** *** mean ** '*******', *** I ** **** ** own ******** ********* ***** I ***** **. * couple ** ********

** **** ** **** on ** ******* **** dahscum, ******* * ********** refuse ** ***** **, thus ** ** *** sold ******* *** ****** I ******. ******* * do ********** * *** to ******** *** ** use ****** *** ***** product

* ******** ******** * job ***** **** * company *** **** * would ********** **** ** work, *** ** *** on **** *****, **% more **** **** * am ** ***. ******* it *** ********* **** they **** ***** ** start ***** *** ** these * ********. ***** what, * ******** *** offer ******* ** ****. I **** **** *** time ** ******* ** them ***, ** * would *** ******* ** personal *********.

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"*** ******* **** *** mean ** '*******', *** I ** **** ** own ******** ********* ***** I ***** **. * couple ** ********"

***'* *****, *** ** your ****** *****'* ***** attacked **********. ***'** ******** a **** ****** ****** up ** * *** place(that *** *** ** being ********* ******) ********* if ** ********. **** sorry *** ****** *** on *** ************ ********.

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** ******* ****. * am ****** **** ** offend. ******* * *** feel ** *********** ** clarify ** ******** ** so **** ****** *** one *****, *** ** another.

************* * *** ** the ** & ** gov ** *** ******* to ** ********* ********** about *** ***** ***** by ***** *********, ** all * *** ** is ******* ** ******* people ** ** *** little ***, *** *** to **** ** ******* wherever * ***.

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*************, * *** ***** ago*** ** **** **** Group **** ********** *** ** *** expelled *****:

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******* *** ** ** gosh ****** *******, *****?

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*** ******* ******* *** struggles **** ******, **'* even **** ********** **** they ******** *****. ** the **** ** ***** Rights ***** ********** ***** it ***** ** ******** but ** *** ** doing, ** ***** *** obvious *** ****** ** must **.

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"*** ******* ******* *** struggles **** ******, **'* even **** ********** **** they ******** *****. "

**** ** * ************ tactic. **** *** *********** unwanted ********* ********* ** doing **. **** *****'* make **** *** ******.

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*** ******* ***** ******* any ***** **** ** I *** * ***** camera ***** ** *** an **** **** **** and ************ **** ****** China? ** **** ** indeed *** **** ****** direct ** ** ***** I *** **** **** it ** *****. * understand **** ***** ******** had ******** **** ******* P2P *********** *** *** I **** ** *** where ** ** ***** to ***** *** *** into **.

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#*, ***** *** ******** impending, *******, *************** ** Dahua ********. ** ****** a ********** ****** ** to ***** **** *****. Disclosure **** ** ***** this ****.

**** ****** ****, ******, is *** ***** ** being **** ** ***** suppliers. ****, ***** ** going ** *** ***** things ***** ** ******** researcher ****** **** ** it (*** ***** ***** we **** ******* **** disclosed) *** *** ******** is ** *** ***** the ***** ** *** going ** **** **** of ***** ***** *******?

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***** * ***’* ***** most *********, ******* ** not. *** *** ********** spies ** **, ********* and ***** ** ** well. * **** **** to **** **** **** certainty **** * *** out ** *** *** device **** ***** ** preprogrammed ***** ** ***** the *** ** ********** it. * ** ***** certain **** ** **** device *** ** *********** by *** *** **** our *** ********** ***** it *** ******* *** same ******** ** *** it ******* ***** ** it ****** **. *********** today ********* **** ********. I **** **** ** know **** ******* *************** are **** ***** **** them?

** ***** *** ******* research ** *** *** out ** *** *** devices **** *** *** direct ** ** ** I *** *** *** facts ** *** **** doors **** *** ***** being *********?

* ***’* ***** ************ which ** *** * do *** * *** to ***** *** ************ their ******* ****. * am ***** ****** ******* can ******* *** * TVI ****** ****** ** a ***** ******** ******.

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"* ** ***** ****** someone *** ******* *** a *** ****** ****** is * ***** ******** threat. "

*** *** ****** ****** is *** *** ******; the ***/*** **** *** operational ** *****/****** ******* behind * ******/*********** ********* system, **** *** *** camera ******** **, ** the ******. *** *******-**** DVR ** ********** * trusted ******* ****** *** if ***********, *** *** as * ***** *** secure ****** ** * customer ******* *** ******* resources.

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"#*, ***** *** ******** impending, *******, *************** ** Dahua ********. ** ****** a ********** ****** ** to ***** **** *****. Disclosure **** ** ***** this ****."

***'* ****, ******** **** into *** **** ***. They *** ******* ****** via **** *** **** to ** *** ***. Let ******** **** **** you ******. **** **** are ***. *****'* ******* to "***" **** *****'* broken ** ***** ****. They **** ************ ********** with *** ********* *** call ***************. **** *** make *********** ** *** code. *** ***** *** certainly *** ***** **** are ****** *********** **** them **** **** ****** are. ***, *** ***** government ** *** *** only ********** **** ** making *** ** ***** functions **** *** **** vulnerabilities *** ****'** *** the **** **** **** are ********** **** **** being *******.

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***'* ****, ******** **** into *** **** ***.

****** * ********** ****** the ******** *** ***** seeing ***** ********** ******** I **** **** **** is ***** *** '*****' thing ** ********* **** practice *** ******** ******* first.

**** ********, **** *** stoop ** *** ***** level ** *** ***** party *** *** **** one **** ****** ** being ****.

**, ** *** ** another ***

***** ****** ** **************, ****************** **. **** ** exactly **** ** *****, because *** *** ** his **** ******.

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