Ban on Chinese security cameras in ‘sensitive’ government sites

Order applies to firms subject to China’s national security law

David Hughes
Friday 25 November 2022 02:37 GMT
Government departments have been ordered to stop installing surveillance cameras made by Chinese firms on ‘sensitive sites’
Government departments have been ordered to stop installing surveillance cameras made by Chinese firms on ‘sensitive sites’ (PA)

Government departments have been ordered to stop installing surveillance cameras made by Chinese firms on “sensitive sites” due to security concerns.

The order applies to “visual surveillance systems” made by firms subject to China’s national security law, which requires companies to cooperate with Beijing’s security services.

Whitehall ministries have been told existing equipment should not be connected to departmental core networks and consideration should be given to removing it entirely.

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