"New Zealand Govt Uses Chinese Cameras Banned In US", Considers Security Audit

By: Charles Rollet, Published on Oct 12, 2018

Newsroom NZ has issued a report: "NZ Govt uses Chinese cameras banned in US":

This comes after the US federal government banned purchases of Hikvision equipment and the Australian military promised to remove all Hikvision cameras in use on its bases and elsewhere.

In this note, we look at what happened in New Zealand, its recent history with China, and the broader implications of the report.

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