UK Ministry of Defence "Guidance Is Not To Use / Install Hikvision"

By Charles Rollet, Published Nov 22, 2021, 07:30am EST

The UK Ministry of Defence has quietly issued guidance "not to use/install Hikvision equipment", though other government departments are using Hikvision cameras anyway, official documents reveal.

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The US, Australian, and Taiwan militaries have publicly banned PRC state-controlled Hikvision from their networks over national security concerns. The UK military has similar concerns.

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***** ********, *** ******* ****** (***** ********"*** ***** ******** *** Cabinet ** ******* *** government’s *********") **** ** does *** *** ********* cameras, ****** **** "*** guidance ** *** ** use/install ********* *********":

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MOD: "***** ** ********" ** ****** "*********"

*** *** ******** ** comment ************ ***** **** guidance ** ****, *******, it ****** ** *** "a ***** ** ******** in ***** ** ****** the ********* ** *** security ************":

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** ** *** *** policy ** ******* ** the ******** ************ *** systems ** ********* ** our **************. *******, ** take *** ******** ** our *********, ******* *** establishments **** ********* *** have * ***** ** measures ** ***** ** ensure *** ********* ** our ******** ************.

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

********* ******** ** ******* to ****.

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******* **** ********, ** least *** ***** ** government *********** *** ***** Hikvision *******, ********* ** Free *****'* *** ********:

************,** ********** ******** ******** *******, *** ** Home ****** ***** *** replaced * *********-******* ***** camera ** *** ****** headquarters. (**** ***** *** MOD ** ** *** issued ******** ******* ***** video ************ ************* *** the *** *** *** comment ** ****.)

Impact ** ********* **

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******, ****** *******,********** *** ************ ****** Commissioner, **** **** "** some *********** **** ******** from **** [***] ******** it **** ** ********* for ****** ** ********** where, ** **** ****** and, **** ** ***, why":

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*** ****** **** *** Cabinet ****** ** ************* and ***** ** **** its ******** ** *** specific *** ********* *** about *** ******** ******** by *** ******** ** Defence.

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Other ********: *********, **, ******

** ***, ***** ********* have ******** ****** ********* gear **** ***** ********/********** networks:

  • ***** **** ************* **** *** ******* agency ***, ********* *** military, *** *** ************** ** ************* ********* ******* ** US **** ******** **** Fort ******* ****.
  • *** ********** ************************ ******* ** ***** bases ********* ** ********** media **************** ******"****** *** ***** ********* cameras ** **********, **** will **** ** ******* and ********".
  • ****** *** ********* **** ********, ********* Hikvision, **** ********** *** including *** ********.

Comments (4)

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***, ***** *** ********* are *** ********* **? If ***'* "*******" ****, that ** **** ** / ********** **** *****.

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** *** ****'* *** one, ****** **** - will ***** *** *** video.

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**'* ***** ******** ** see **** ** ******** using ********* *** ***** offices *** **** *******. Most ****** ************* * come ****** ** ** identified *** ******** ********* is ********* *** **** facilities **********/********* ******** *** cover ***** ********* *** not ***** ** *** ongoing ***** ****** ********** and ******** ***** ********** with **** *******.

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