Irish Politician and Human Rights Group Call For Hikvision Ban After Government Use Revealed

By Charles Rollet, Published May 02, 2022, 08:13am EDT (Info+)

A politician and human rights group in Ireland are calling for government agencies to prohibit Hikvision and Dahua usage over human rights concerns, after regional media revealed multiple Irish public bodies using the companies' gear.

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* ****** **** **** ***** ****** are *** ***** ****** ********* ** Dahua, ******* **** *** ***I ***** ******** **** the likes of the Public Appointments Service and Nama/SBCIto **** *********** ********* for the Treasury Dock Building.

***** ***ethical ******** in relation to one of the brands and as recently as this week the UK ********** **** **** ***** ** *** ********** ************ ** ***** **** ***** ***. [emphasis added]

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********* *** ***** *** ******* ********* that *** ****** ** ***human ****** ****** ** ******** *** ****** ******* ** *****. Any use of Hikvision and/or Dahua by public bodies in Ireland should ***** *** *****. CCTV with facial recognition capabilities is always suspicious even if the capability is not enabled at a given time. They can be switched on at anytime. [emphasis added]

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**** ********* ******* **** ********* *** Dahua ** ****, *** ******** ** response ***.

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