Chilean Official Investigated for Motorola And Hikvision Contracts

By Robert Wren Gordon, Published on Sep 17, 2020

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

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*** ********* **** ***** the ***** **** *** selection ** *** ******* process ** ******** **** not ******* ** *** law, ***** **arbitrary *** ******* ********. [emphasis added]

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

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

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

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“****** ******, ***** ******* can ** ******, ***** that *** ****** ************ through * **-** ****** to *** ********** ******. On *** ***** ****, no-one ****** ***** ******* China *** ****** ** these *******.”

**** ***** ***** ******** vulnerabilities **** ********* ********, Subprev (**** *****) *********** ********* ********* ** Interferencia:

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Hikvision & *****

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

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

** ******** ** ** IPVM ******* *** *******, Motorola ********* ******** *** following *********:

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******** ********* ** * key ********** ******* ** public ****** ************* ****** Latin *******. ** *** continuing ** ****** *** offerings ** *** ***** American ********* *** *** video ******** ********* *** a *** **** ** our ****** ********.

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Hikvision: ** *******

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

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

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** ******** ********** ** IPVM, ********* *** ********* raised *** ******* ** the ******,********* * ********** ******** in ****** *** ******** products ** ********* ********** authorities. **** ********, ********* has******** ******* '*****' ********* ******** ********** ***********, going ** *** ** to**** *** **** * now-deleted ***** ** *** Hikvision ********é**** ******* ********* ********* ***********á* ************* *** ******* ********. As *** ****** ****** its ******** **** ***********-******* lockdowns, ** ******* ** be **** *** ************ major ******** ******* **** court ******** *********** ** order ** *** ********* public *********.

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

**** ***** ** ****** this ****** ** *** investigations ********.

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