UK Home Office Rejects 'Human Rights Clause' In Surveillance Camera Code

By Charles Rollet, Published Nov 03, 2021, 08:36am EDT

The UK Home Office has rejected a 'human rights clause' in its revised Surveillance Camera Code that could have blocked Hikvision and Dahua's sales to UK authorities.

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The clause was proposed by Biometrics And Surveillance Camera Commissioner Fraser Sampson, who told IPVM it was rejected for potentially being a "burden" to authorities.

Sampson told IPVM "if ethics are seen as a 'burden' for police when using surveillance then I’m afraid I have missed the point".

*** ********* *** ****** as *** **** *** yet ** **** **********, but *** *** **** is * *** *** Dahua *** *********. **** also ***** ************** ******* ** *********** ***** ******** ****** in ******.

"Free ****" *** "******* **** ****** *****"

**** **** ******** ******** ** *** Mail ** ******:

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****** ************ *******, *** article ******** **** *** UK **** ****** (***** oversees *** *********** *** the ****) ******** * "human ****** ******" **** would "*********** ***** *********** buying ******* **** ***** linked ** ***** ****** abuses" ** *** ******* Surveillance ****** **** ** be ********* ** ********** next *****.

"Utterly *******" **** ****** ********** "******"

******* ********* **** *** proposed ****** *** ******** by **** ****** *********, telling **** **** ******* it ***** "'******' ******** authorities", ******* *** "******* bemused":

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I ** ******* ******* at the response I’ve received from Home Office officials which seems to be based around not wanting to ‘burden’ relevant authorities. If ethics *** **** ** * ‘******’ *** ****** **** ***** ************ **** *’* ****** * **** ****** *** ***** but am hoping that ministers will ask for this to go in the Code when it’s laid before Parliament. It has to be put before MPs and can’t just be brought into law - I sincerely **** **** **** ***’* *** **** ****. [emphasis added]

*******, ******* **** *** Home ****** ******** *** "very *************".

Clause *******, "****** **********"

******* **** *** ****** was "****** * ***********" that *********** **** **** account "******* **************" ** their *********' ********* *** was "****** **********":

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*** ****** * ** proposing **simply * *********** *** ‘******** ***********’ ** **** *** ************* ** *** ******** ******* ************** arising from their operation of surveillance camera systems (including *** *********, ******** *** ********** ** ***** *********). It meets the requirement of being principles-based and would fit naturally under Principle 10 [of the Code which provides for "effective review and audit mechanisms"]. Hardly ********** and hopefully something that most responsible authorities would be doing already.

Surveillance ****** **** *** ********* *********

*** **** ** * guidance ******** ***** ***** UK *********** (******, **** councils) **** "* **** to ******" ******** **** no ***********/*********** **********. *** more, ********'* *********** ** *** Surveillance ****** **** ****.

*** **** ** ********** its ***** ****** ***** coming **** ***** ** 2013 ********** ************ ** "***** *** ethical ******* ** ************* exploitation *** *** ******* practices ** ************ ********* themselves", *********** *** "********* deployment" ** ************ ** Xinjiang*********** ** *** ******* Affairs *********:

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** **** *** *******, Sampson *********** *** ******************* ********* **** *** Xinjiang ***********, ***** ********* has********** ********* ******** *******, **** agreeing ** **** ***** the ******* ******.

Next ***** ********

*** ******* **** (******* the '***** ****** ******') will ** ********* ** Parliament **** ***** **** Sampson ******* **** ****** Members ** ********** **** to ****** ** ****** 40 ****, ** **** pass **** *** "*************" under '******** *********'.

*** ******* **** **** have ********* **** ************ MP *** *********, *** told*** **** ** ********** "********* ******** ** state ********* ****** *** be ********* ** *** streets." *******, **** **** not ********* **** ****** insight **** **********'* ***** workings ** ******* *** likely * ********* **.

Home ****** ********

*** ** **** ************* **** ** ****** a ******* ******** **** asked ***** *** ******'* scrapping, ******** *** ***** of *************' ******* ********* outside *** **:

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*** **********, **** *** other *************, **** ****** with ****** **** ***** the **** ********** *** and *** ***** ****** and ******** *** **** using ************ *******.

**** ***** *** * response ************ ********** *** fact **** * ******* like ********* *** ****** with *** ******** ** laws ****** *** **, but *** **** ****************** ** ** ********** "*******" "***** ****** abuses" ** ******** ******* *********** ** ********** *** this ******. *** **** Office *********:

** *** ********* ********** on ******* ** *** UK’s **** ********** ******. The ************ ***** ** overlap ******* ******** *********** and *** ************ **** and ***** ***** ** simplifying ****:**** **** ****** ************

*** ** *** *** international ******* ** *** UN ** **** ***** to ******* *** *** human ****** ********** ** Xinjiang. ** **** **** imposed ********* ********* ***** freezes *** ****** **** on ****** ******* ********** officials, *** ********* ******** to **** ****** ** UK ************* *** ********* in ***** ********** ******* their ****** ******.

Win *** ********* *** *****, ******

**** ** ********** * win *** ***** *** Hikvision **** ************* ******** in *** ** ** PRC *************' ******** **********, e.g.**********'* ******* ******* ********* Recommends **** ********* *** Dahua ***** ****. (********* *** not ******* ** *** request *** *******.)

*** ********* ** **** clause **** ******** *** other ***** ************ ************ linked ** ***** ****** abuses.

Endgame ***** *******

** ** ****, **** scrutiny ** ******** ** go **** *** ** remains ******** **** *** will ****** ****** *** latest **** ** *** in ***** *** ***** rights ***********. *******, *** Home ****** ***** ******** some ** **** ********. IPVM **** ****** ***********.

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********'* **** ******* **** got ******.

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*** *** ***....

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**********!! *** ** **** Office ********** ***** ****** abuse ***

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** **** ***** **** a ******* ******* ** a *** ******* ****** surveillance *****, *** ** is **. *** ** anyone ********* ** ****?

**, ** *** * loisense ** **** ********?

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**** ** **** **** no ******** ***** ***** rights, *** ******* ******** issues *** ***** * factor.

**** ****** ** ** equipment ****** ******* ** UK.

*** *** **** ** laughing ***..

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*** *** *******:******** *** ****** **** 'weigh **** *****' ***** rights *******' - *** News

********* ****** *******'* **** has **** ****** ** Chairman ** *** ******* Affairs *********, *** ********* MP.

*** ********* *** ********** called *** * *** on ******* ****** **** it **** *** **** in ****** ********** *****.

*** ***** *** ****** the ********** **** *** the ******** ******* **** to *** **** ****.

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