SIA: "Refrain From Working With Companies And/or Products That Are Implicated In Human Rights Abuses" Like Dahua and Hikvision

By John Honovich, Published Aug 17, 2020, 07:56am EDT (Info+)

The US (Security Industry Association) SIA has taken a stand, declaring that 'any organization fielding facial recognition technology' should 'refrain from working with companies and/or products that are implicated in human rights abuses'.

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SIA's move comes less than a year after the US implicated Dahua and Hikvision for human rights abuses for their over $1 billion in direct contracts in Xinjiang.

However, SIA refused to cite SIA members Dahua and Hikvision by name.

Inside this note, we examine SIA's move and the ethical challenges both for surveillance providers and the organizations that support them.

SIA ***********

*** ******** * ****-**** ******** "*** ********** *** *** *********** *** Effective *** ** ****** *********** **********", ** ***** *** ********:

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Dahua *** ********* ********** ***** ****** ******

**** **** * **** ***, ** October ****,***** *** ********* **** ********** *** human ***** ******, **** *** ****, ** *** US **********:

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**** ***** *** ****** ******** ** Xinjiang, *** **** ** ******* *************** "********* **** ******* ***************" ******* *** ****** ****** ****** people. ********* ****** *********** ******* ****** *********** ******* ** mosques *** ******* ** *** ******'********* '**-*********' *****, ***** ******** ****** $* ******* ** ******** police ************ *****,********* *** *** *** ************ *** operation ** ****-**** ****** ********. ********* even ****** ** ** ****** **** can************* ****** ********** ********** ******* **** ******** ** a********* ** ******** ************ **** ** * ******** ************ base.

SIA ******** ********** ** ***** *** *********

*** ******** * "********** ********" ** IPVM's ******** ***** *** ***** *** Hikvision, ********** *** ***** ****** ******, would **** ***** ***'* '******* **** working **** ********* **** *** ********** in ***** ****** ******' ***********. *******, 4 **** *****, **** ******* ** address *** ******** ******** ** ***** members, ****** ******* **** ****:

***** ********** ******* ** ******* ********* designed ** ********** ***** *** *** of ****** *********** *** *** ******** recommended ** ***. *******, ***** ********** are ********* ** ****** *** *** not ******* ******** ** *** ********** organization(s). ** ** ******* **** **’* important ** ******** ********* *** **** on ******** *** **** *********.

** **********, **** ****** ** ********* in ****** *** ** **** *** to **** *** ******* **** **** need ** ***** ** ********* **** violate ****.

Logic *******

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

****: ***** *** ********* **** **** implicated *** ***** ****** ******.

****: *** **** ** '******* **** working **** ********* **** *** ********** in ***** ****** ******'

********* **********: *** **** ** ******* from ******* **** ***** *** *********.

Challenges ***** *** ********'* ******* *********

**** ** ******* ******* ** *** challenge *** *** *** ******** **** between ******** ******* ***** *** ******. Dahua *** ********* *** ********** ** human ****** ************* *********** ******** ** ***** ****** contracted ***********.

** ** **** **** *** ***** to ******* ****** *** *** ** struggling ** ****** *** **** ** do **** *** ** *** ******* industry ******* *** ********. ** **** follow ******* ** ***** **********, **** have ***** ****** *** **** ****** lots ** ***** **** *** ***** of *** **** ***** *************.

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** ** **** **** *** ***** to ******* ****** *** *** ** struggling **** ** ** **** * of *** ******* ******** ******* *** involved. ** **** ****** ******* ** their **********, **** **** ***** ****** but **** **** ****** **** ** money **** *** ***** ** *** mega ***** *************.

****** ****** ** **** ****** ** SIA * ***** **** ** * fair ********** ** *** *********** **** are **. ***** *** ***** *'** spoken ** *** ********* *** ********* they *** ***** ** * ********* position - ****** ** ********* ********. There ** *********** **** **** ******** from ***** **** ***** ** *****, Avigilon, ***. ** ***** ** **** if *** *** **** *** ******* the **-**.

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*** ***** *** ********* ***'* ** the **** *** ******** ** *** security ******** **** **** **** ********** in ***** ****** ******. ***** *** current ********, *** *** ********* ***** apply ** ***** ********* ** **** as ** ********* **** *** ** implicated ** *** ******.

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*** ********* ** *** ** **** away **** **** * ***** ********* of ***** *** "**** ** ******" speaks ******* ***** ***** **** ** integrity.

*** ********** **** ** ****** | Security ******** ***********

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*********** **** ****** ***** ** ***** to ** **** ***** ******* ***** up. * ***** *** ***** **** so ***** *** ****** **** *** just *****, ** **** *** ***** until ***** *** ********* ******.

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******* ** ******* ***--******* ** ******** their *********--***** **** ** *** *** "You *** ****, *** ***'* (*** won't) **** *** *** **** ** ethics. ******** ** *** ***-***** ****** of **** ********* ********** ***."

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* *****.** **** ***** ******** **** ** ************. * ***** that ***** **** ***** ********* *** Dahua ******* ** ***.

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****: * ** ********.

* ********** ***** **** *** *** as * ************, * **** ** control/refuse ******** **** *** *** ***** (but ********* *** ** *** **** all *********** *** ****** * **** decision). ** ***** *****, * ***'* say **** * **** ***** **** a ****** ********* **** **** **** later **** *** *** *** **** (=against ***** ******).

* **** ******** ******* * ******* reportage ***** "******* *****" ************* ** China (**** ****** *******). *** *** easily ******* **** ******** **** ****: basically, ***** **** ** ** ***** manufacturers * ***** *** *** *** there *** *** ** ****. **** "Torture *****" (******, ******** ****, ************* tools, ..) ******** ** *******, ********** thanks ** *** ******* ***** ******, tortured, ************ (**** **** *** *** concentration ***** ** ***** ***). *** Exporting ** * *** **** ** their ********, ***. ********: *** / EUROPE *** ******* *** ************* ** these ******* ***** ** *** ********** territories.

* ** * *** ** ******* culture, * **** **** ***** ******* time *** * ********** * *** of ****** **** **** ***** *******, especially ***** ******. *** * **** say **** **** **** **** ***** errors ** *** **** ******/*****:

*- ****** ******** ***********

*- *** ********** ***** ****** / health (******* *******)

*- ******** ************ (**** ****, ******, Africa)

* ********** *** ***** ********** ** Chinese **** *** ****** ******* ******, when ****** ** ****** ** *** lighly. ** ** ********, * *** only *** ** ******** ***** *** prevent ****** **** ********** "**** ** china" ******** (**** ***********, ** **** toys, ***** ***** *** ****).

****'* *** **** **** ** **** to ***** **** ******** ***** ****** and ******** *- / *- / 3- *****.

** ***** **** ** **** ********* (SIA ** ****?) * **** ********* and ***** ****** *** **** ********.

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