Chinese tech giant answers allegations of spying

(MENAFN) Following Britain's decision to limit the use of its security cameras at government locations, Chinese telecom giant Hikvision has rejected the claim that Beijing may use its products for spying.

The largest CCTV provider in the world, Hikvision, claimed to news agencies that it was "categorically false" to portray it as a security threat.

The corporation added that it was unable to share data with outside parties, “Hikvision is an equipment manufacturer that has no visibility into end users’ video data.”

The United Kingdom makes extensive use of the corporation’s equipment. At least half of the London boroughs owned cameras made by Hikvision or Dahua, another large Chinese telecom company, according to a 2021 Reuters report.

Oliver Dowden, a minister in the British cabinet office, declared on Thursday that government officials had been told not to install CCTV built in China at "sensitive sites" or connect it to "departmental core networks." He highlighted safety concerns, implying that Beijing would snoop using the gadgets.


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