Hikvision Scrutinized In The Netherlands

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Aug 15, 2019

Hikvision is facing unprecedented scrutiny in the Netherlands, at the same time the US government ban has taken effect.

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This week, a Dutch public broadcaster ran an investigation about Hikvision cameras in the Netherlands, highlighting the NDAA ban and Hikvision use in Xinjiang.

Meanwhile, Dutch politicians recently proposed a parliamentary motion asking the government to investigate the use of Hikvision and Dahua cameras.

In this post, we examine the news, Hikvision's response, and possible impact.

European ************ *** *********

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

Dutch ***** *************

*** ***** ****** *********** (the ***********' **** ********** broadcaster) *** ************* ********* ** ***** flagship *********(**** ****)*******:

*** *********, ***** ** in ***** **** ** English *********, ** ***** 7-and-a-half ******* **** ****** ** ****** ** YouTube(*** ********* ******* **** at *:**):

Summary

****** ******* ***, *********'********* **********,********** *********, **************** ******,********* ******** *** ********* about *********'* *********** ********:

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

********* ***** "******* **********" and ****** "******* ********* cameras **** ****":

*** ******** ** ******* answered ** *** ********. The ********** ** *** Interior *** ******* *** Security *** *** ******* to *********.

*** ****** **** **** use ******** ******* [********* by] **************. *** *********** of ***** ************** **** not **** ***** ***** of ******* ** ****.

Hikvision ******** ******* ***** ******** ****, *** **** *** ***** *******

********* ******* *** **** Hikvision "** ** ********* sponsor ** ****". **** is ************ ******** ****, *** ***********' ******* soccer ****. ******, ** June ****, *** ********** * *********** ************* *********'* ****** ** Derek ******:

**** **** ********* ******* "on *** ** ******** training ******* [...] *** surveillance *** *** ********* players," *** ********. **** told *** *********** ** had ** ******* ***** the ****:

**** **** ** ** satisfied **** *** *********** and **** *** *** in *** ** *** not *** ** * different **** ***** *** company.

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

********* ******** **** *****, a***** ***** ************,"**** **** ********* ******* in ************* **** *** KNVB [******** ***** ******** ***********] ************[**********]."

** **** **** *** amateur ******** ******, ***** are *** ******* **** record *** ******* *** transfer **** ** ** app.

**** ****, ********* *** no *******:

**** *****, ********* ********* that *** ****** *** not ****** **** *********, and **** **** *** no ****** ** ********** the ************* **** *********.

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

********* **** *********** ******* ********, ***** *** * recap ** ***** ********* statements ***** *** ****, cyberespionage, *** ********.

********* ******* ********** ** their ******* ********** ******* and ***** **** *** address *** **********'* ***** rights ********, **** ***** a *-*****-*** ****** ****** they **** ****** * 'hard ****' *** ** 'internal ******'

*******, ** ******* **** that ****** **** **** released ** *********, ******* it *********** * ****** from *** ************.

Dutch *********** ******* ****** ** *********** ******* ************

*** ***** ************* ***** as *** ***** ****************,********** **************** *********, **** ********** ************ *** ** ************* into "************ ********* ** Chinese *********":

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

***** ** *** ********** to *********** ** **** extent *** ************ ********* of ******* ********* **** close **** ** *** Chinese ********** *** **** rolled *** ** *** Netherlands, **** ****** ** wants ** ***, *** to ****** *** ******* about ****

*** ****** ***** * number ** ********:

******* *** ******* ******* Hikvision ** * ***** supplier ** ************ ********* in *** *********** *** Europe;

******* *** ******* ** 42% ***** ** *** Chinese ***** *** ***** an ********* **** ** suppressing *** ******* *** surveillance *********;

******* ***** **** *********** equipment ** ********** ***** partly *** ** *** stimulation ****** ** *** Chinese **********;

******* *** ** ********** is ************ *** ******* has **** ****** *** use ** ********** ********, for **** **** *** Chinese ********** *** *****;

Motion ********* ******, *** ****** ********* *

** **** *, *** motion *** ******** ********* at **********'* ******** ******** and ****** ********** ******. However, ** *** *** passed, ********* ** ************* ******* ******** *** progress.******, ** *** ****** ('held'/aangehouden).

*** ***** **********'* ***************** ** * ******** motion ** *** ****** within *** ******, ** is *********. **** ***** the ****** **** ***** on ********* * ** it ** *** ******.

Motion ****** *******

*** ***** ******** ***********'* spotlight ** ********* *** increase *** ******* ** the ****** ******* ************. Kathalijne *********, *** **** parliamentarian ****** *** ******,******* **** ********* ** ** with *** ******* #******** the *** ** *** broadcast, ******:

#*************** *** ******* ***** cheaply **** *** ******* of *** ******* **********. But **** *** *** long-term ************? ** **** set ****** ** **** recognition *** ************ *********

**** ******* *** ** both **************** ****** *** motion ***** ******* * vote **** **** ***** and *** ****** ** is ** ****; ** will ****** ** **** respond.

Bueitenweg ***** *********

********* *** **** ***** about *********. ** **** 20, ****** * ******* in ********** *********** *** Minister ** ******* *** Security********* ***********, *** ******* *********,********* ** * ********** online:

**** *** **** **** about ****** *** ****** in *** **** ****. Today * **** ** talk ***** ******* ******* company: *********, *** ******* security ******** ** *** world **** *** ******** headquarters ***********. ** ** * pioneer ** *** ***** of **** *********** *** artificial ************. ***,*** ******* roll *** *** ******** line ***** *** *** it ** **** ** follow *** ********* ** a ****** ********** *** country *** ** ********* people ** *** *** they ****. ********* ** 42% ***** ** *** Chinese ***** *** ******* involved ** *** ************* surveillance ****** ** *** Xinjiang ******. *** ***** cameras, *** *******, *** can ********* ****** ***************, they **** ** ******** the ******* *****. ****** to *** **** **** the ******* ********* *****, this ******* *** ***** rapidly. ** *** **** able ** ****** ******* and *** *** ******** on *** ****** ** a *** *****, **** in *** ****. ** now **** **** ******* streets, ***** *** ********* are **** ** **. What ***** ** *** Netherlands? **** *** ******** agree **** ** **** it ** *********** *** the ********** ** ******* assist *********? *** **** question ******* ** *****, which **** ***** ** keep ******* ** ********** camps ******* ****** ***********. The ****** ****** ***** to ********* ***** ********* so **** **** ****** purchase ******** **********. **** is *** ***********' ***** on ****? *** ***** guidelines *** **? ** the ******** ******** ** inform *** ***** ** Representatives ***** *** *** in *** *********** ** products **** ******* ********* on *** ******** ********* list, ** ********** ** Dutch ****** *** ****-****** institutions?

*********** *** *** ****** Buitenweg's ******** ********, ****** the "**** [******** ** Justice *** ********] ****** comment ** ********** *********." Buitenweg ********* **********, ******:

**** ** * ******* that ** **% ***** by *** ******* *****. The ***** ** **** company ******* **** - I *** **** *** kinds ** ****** - that ** **** ** what *** **** **** by *** ********* *****. The *** ** **** company ****** ** *** that *******. *** ******** headquarters ** **** ******* are ** *********. ** question ** *** ******* there ** * ******* once **** * ****** somewhere. *** ** ******* a ******* ** ** is ****** *** ***********. At *****, ****'* * problem *** **. * want ** **** ** the ******** **** ***** that * *******.

**********

**** **** **** ********** the ****** ** *** motion *** ************** **** the ***********. ********* ************* scrutiny ** ********* ** unwelcome *********** *** *********, given **** *** ****** HQ ** ** *** Netherlands.

Comments (8)

**** **** ** * tough ****. ** **** did *** ***** *** European ************ ** ***** probably ** **** ****** to **** * ********.

**** *** *** ** 'b*lls ****' **'* **** hard ** *** *** and **** ** *** situation ** ******* ** general. * ** ** in *********, ********** ** AJAX, ******* ** ******** grounds *** ***** ****** pitches ****** *** ******* and **** ***** ********* who ****** ***'* **** to **** ***** ******* Goverment ***********, ***** ****** etc. ** **** ** an *********** ***** ** follow ** ******* *********** are *** ******* **** one ** ****.

** **** ** *********** to *** ** **** gains *** ********.

* ******* ******** ** the ** ****** ***** miserably! ** ******** ***** ** *** **** For ************* ********* **** Xinjiang

** ***** **** **** any ******* *** ******* a ***** *** **** China ***’* ** ********...

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

** ******* ** ** seen *** ** *******. Maybe *** ** ******** the ***** *** ********, maybe *** ** ***** the ** **** ****, etc.

********** ****, *’* *** saying **** *** ** is ***** (** *****) in **** **** ****/**** do.

*’* **** ********** ** what *******, ** ***** countries ** *** * ban ** ************ ** could **** ******** ****** the *****, ***** ** turn ***** ****** *** industry *************...

* **** **** **** has **** ** ** with ******** ** *** more ***** ******* ********...

* **** **** **** has **** ** ** with ******** ** *** more ***** ******* ********...

*** ******* *** *****. The ************ **** ***** is *** ** ***** & ***** ** ** is ** *** **. China ***** * **** amount ** ***** **** EU *********; *.*. ** the ******* *** ****** members. ** *********** ** those ********* *** *** "feeling" ** *** ********* regarding ********* *** *****, nothing **** ******. * would *** *** * huge ****** ** *** European ***...

********, ** ******** ********* likened ********* ** ******...

“****'** **********, ** ***** community, ** ******, ** distribution, **** **** *** your ******* *** ********* are, **** ******* **** amounts ** *** ******** and [******] ******** ***** data ** **** ** through **** ******* **** like ** ** ***”

****** *** *** **** leverage * ******* ****** of **** ** ** as ** **********!

*************, ****** **** **** exposed **** *** **** few ***** *** *** treatment ** ***** (***** was **** * ***** in * ** ********** centre ****** ********* ****).

******** *** ******* ********* for *** ****** **********- so **** ** **** they **** *** ***** your ****** ** * wheelie *** (***** **** the *******!) ** ***** it **** ** *’ wall ** *** ****!

****** ** **** **** started * ******* ** campaign ** ** *** targeted ***, *** *** even ** *** * tour ** ******* **********!.

*** ** *** ***** point... ** *** ******** that ******* ******** ** the ******* *** **** now **** ********** ******** in ********* (** **** they **** ***** ****** anyway) ***** ** ****** our ************ *** ****** habits ** **/**/** ********** appointed ********* **** ******** within ******?

***** *** ***** **** Amazon ***** ** **** likely ** ******* ***** welfare ******* ** **?

...*** ******** **** ******* officers ** *** ******* Gov **** *** **** officially ******** ** ********* (we **** **** **** there ****** ******) ***** it ****** *** ************ and ****** ****** ** US/UK/EU ********** ********* ********* were ******** ****** ******?

****, **** ** **** asking “** ***** *** wings ***** **** *** like * ****?”

*) ***** ***’* **** wings

*) ****’** ******** ** have **** ** *** near ******

*) *** ** ********** *****, ****’** ******** to ******** **** * bird ******

*) ** ********** ***** *** *************** **** * ****’*, it ******** ****’* * frog *******.

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