Chilean Official Investigated for Motorola And Hikvision Contracts

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published Sep 17, 2020, 11:21am EDT (Info+)

A corruption investigation is underway in Chile after a crime prevention official awarded a 300-camera contract to Motorola. Meanwhile, a Chilean legislator has called for an audit around the same official's decision to award a separate 1,000-camera contract to Hikvision.

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Inside this note, we explore the background behind the Motorola and Hikvision contracts, discuss why each has lead to criticism of the Chilean government, and explore the wider trends behind the two purchases.

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**** ***** **** *** ******* ***********, who **** ****** **** *** ********* behind *** **********'* ******** *** ********* camera ********* *** ** ******* ******* law *********** **** **** ***** ***, particularly ** *** **** ** ****** body *******, ** ****** * ***** record ** ************ ******* *** *********** and *** ******.

Motorola: ***- *** ****-*********

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*** ********* **** ***** *** ***** that *** ********* ** *** ******* process ** ******** **** *** ******* to *** ***, ***** **arbitrary *** ******* ********. [emphasis added]

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Hikvision ********* ********* ********** ***********

**** ** *******, ******* ******** ******* invitation ** *** ** * ******, 1,000-camera ******** ****** **********. ******* ******* distributor ********* *.*.,**. ********* ******** ** ******* ********* a *** ** ******* (**$** *******) Hikvision ******** ** ***** *, ****.

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Uyghur ********* *** *****'* *******

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Hikvision ***************

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“****** ******, ***** ******* *** ** hacked, ***** **** *** ****** ************ through * **-** ****** ** *** monitoring ******. ** *** ***** ****, no-one ****** ***** ******* ***** *** access ** ***** *******.”

**** ***** ***** ******** *************** **** Hikvision ********, ******* (**** *****) *********** ********* ********* ** *************:

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Hikvision & *****

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Martorell ******* ** ******* ******

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Motorola *********: ******** ******* **** ****-*********

** ******** ** ** **** ******* for *******, ******** ********* ******** *** following *********:

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Hikvision: ** *******

* ********* ************ ******** ** ******* to ****'* ******* *** *******.

Ingesmart: ** ********

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Larger ***** ** ******** ***** ******** ***********

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Updates ** **** ********

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Comments (3)

Very good report Robert! Thanks for posting!

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Thank you so much, Ricardo! Glad that you read through the post and enjoyed it. I'm working on some fun stuff for Brazil and am looking forward to working from Latin America within the next few weeks.

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Really detailed and interesting report, Robert. It's interesting to see Chileans concerned about Hikvision's Uyghur analytics due to Chile's own indigenous population. One thing I've long worried about is whether at some point in the future ethnicity analytics targeting other minorities are developed and deployed.

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