Hikvision Hired Ex-Treasury Official To Lobby Against Sanctions

By IPVM Team, Published May 05, 2022, 11:09am EDT (Info+)

While Hikvision sent a letter to its business partners saying they are evaluating the "veracity" of FT's report that the US treasury is "laying the groundwork" of sanctions on Hikvision, Hikvision last year hired an ex-US Treasury OFAC specialist to lobby against such sanctions.

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In this report, IPVM examines Hikvision's hire of this very specialized ex-Treasury official, how it signals Hikvision's long awareness of this risk, and what Hikvision is doing to counter it.

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