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

By Charles Rollet, Published Nov 22, 2021, 07:30am EST (Info+)

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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Comments (5)

** *** ****** **** ********* *** Hikvision ***?

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***, ***** *** ********* *** *** referring **? ** ***'* "*******" ****, that ** **** ** / ********** from *****.

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** *** ****'* *** ***, ****** John - **** ***** *** *** video.

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**'* ***** ******** ** *** **** UK ******** ***** ********* *** ***** offices *** **** *******. **** ****** opportunities * **** ****** ** ** identified *** ******** ********* ** ********* and **** ********** **********/********* ******** *** cover ***** ********* *** *** ***** of *** ******* ***** ****** ********** and ******** ***** ********** **** **** company.

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******: *** ** ********** *************** ******* ** **** ******, ***** its ********* ** ***** *** ******* Jeremy *** *** ***** ** ** David ***** ***** "******* *** ********** uses ******** *******" ******** ** *********, Dahua, *******, ** *******:

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(**** ******** *** ************** ******* ** *******, * ********** on **-***** ********** *********)

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