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

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 ***********

*** ******** * ****-**** document "*** ********** *** *** Responsible *** ********* *** of ****** *********** **********", ** ***** *** declared:

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

**** **** * **** ago, ** ******* ****,***** *** ********* **** implicated *** ***** ***** abuses, **** *** ****, by *** ** **********:

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**** ***** *** ****** involved ** ********, *** site ** ******* *************** "********* **** ******* ***************" ******* *** ****** Muslim ****** ******. ********* has*** *********** ******* ****** *********** cameras ** ******* *** cameras ** *** ******'********* '**-*********' *****, ***** ******** ****** $* ******* of ******** ****** ************ deals,********* *** *** *** construction *** ********* ** high-tech ****** ********. ********* even ****** ** ** camera **** **************** ****** ********** ********** ******* **** applying ** ********** ** ******** ************ **** ** * Xinjiang ************ ****.

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

*** ******** * "********** response" ** ****'* ******** about *** ***** *** Hikvision, ********** *** ***** rights ******, ***** **** under ***'* '******* **** working **** ********* **** are ********** ** ***** rights ******' ***********. *******, 4 **** *****, **** refused ** ******* *** question ******** ** ***** members, ****** ******* **** that:

***** ********** ******* ** ethical ********* ******** ** positively ***** *** *** of ****** *********** *** are ******** *********** ** SIA. *******, ***** ********** are ********* ** ****** and *** *** ******* specific ** *** ********** organization(s). ** ** ******* that **’* ********* ** evaluate ********* *** **** on ******** *** **** integrity.

** **********, **** ****** be ********* ** ****** but ** **** *** to **** *** ******* then **** **** ** apply ** ********* **** violate ****.

Logic *******

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

****: ***** *** ********* have **** ********** *** human ****** ******.

****: *** **** ** 'refrain **** ******* **** companies **** *** ********** in ***** ****** ******'

********* **********: *** **** to ******* **** ******* with ***** *** *********.

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

**** ** ******* ******* of *** ********* *** and *** ******** **** between ******** ******* ***** and ******. ***** *** Hikvision *** ********** ** human ****** ************* *********** ******** ** their ****** ********** ***********.

** ** **** **** SIA ***** ** ******* ethics *** *** ** struggling ** ****** *** what ** ** **** two ** *** ******* industry ******* *** ********. If **** ****** ******* on ***** **********, **** have ***** ****** *** risk ****** **** ** money **** *** ***** of *** **** ***** manufacturers.

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** ** **** **** SIA ***** ** ******* ethics *** *** ** struggling **** ** ** when * ** *** largest ******** ******* *** involved. ** **** ****** through ** ***** **********, they **** ***** ****** but **** **** ****** lots ** ***** **** the ***** ** *** mega ***** *************.

****** ****** ** **** people ** *** * think **** ** * fair ********** ** *** predicament **** *** **. Since *** ***** *'** spoken ** *** ********* SIA ********* **** *** stuck ** * ********* position - ****** ** remaining ********. ***** ** undoubtedly **** **** ******** from ***** **** ***** is *****, ********, ***. It ***** ** **** if *** *** **** out ******* *** **-**.

*** ***** *** ********* can't ** *** **** two ******** ** *** security ******** **** **** been ********** ** ***** rights ******. ***** *** current ********, *** *** statement ***** ***** ** other ********* ** **** as ** ********* **** may ** ********** ** the ******.

*** ********* ** *** to **** **** **** such * ***** ********* of ***** *** "**** of ******" ****** ******* about ***** **** ** integrity.

*** ********** **** ** Ethics | ******** ******** Association

*********** **** ****** ***** to ***** ** ** when ***** ******* ***** up. * ***** *** about **** ** ***** the ****** **** *** just *****, ** **** not ***** ***** ***** and ********* ******.

******* ** ******* ***--******* to ******** ***** *********--***** step ** *** *** "You *** ****, *** don't (*** ***'*) **** our *** **** ** ethics. ******** ** *** pro-rated ****** ** **** remaining ********** ***."

* *****.** **** ***** ******** **** ** ************. I ***** **** ***** have ***** ********* *** Dahua ******* ** ***.

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

* ********** ***** **** SIA *** ** * manufacturer, * **** ** control/refuse ******** **** *** not ***** (*** ********* you ** *** **** all *********** *** ****** a **** ********). ** other *****, * ***'* say **** * **** never **** * ****** equipment **** **** **** later **** *** *** use **** (=******* ***** rights).

* **** ******** ******* a ******* ********* ***** "Torture *****" ************* ** China (**** ****** *******). You *** ****** ******* that ******** **** ****: basically, ***** **** ** of ***** ************* * years *** *** *** there *** *** ** them. **** "******* *****" (chairs, ******** ****, ************* tools, ..) ******** ** booming, ********** ****** ** the ******* ***** ******, tortured, ************ (**** **** our *** ************* ***** 70 ***** ***). *** Exporting ** * *** part ** ***** ********, now. ********: *** / EUROPE *** ******* *** manufacturing ** ***** ******* tools ** *** ********** territories.

* ** * *** of ******* *******, * have **** ***** ******* time *** * ********** a *** ** ****** from **** ***** *******, especially ***** ******. *** I **** *** **** they **** **** ***** errors ** *** **** months/years:

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

*- *** ********** ***** Rights / ****** (******* Covid19)

*- ******** ************ (**** Kong, ******, ******)

* ********** *** ***** leadership ** ******* **** and ****** ******* ******, when ****** ** ****** it *** ******. ** an ********, * *** only *** ** ******** power *** ******* ****** from ********** "**** ** china" ******** (**** ***********, to **** ****, ***** masks *** ****).

****'* *** **** **** we **** ** ***** them ******** ***** ****** and ******** *- / 2- / *- *****.

** ***** **** ** that ********* (*** ** IPVM?) * **** ********* and ***** ****** *** much ********.

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