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Last week, UK Cabinet office minister Oliver Dowden announced that the UK will be restricting Chinese-made surveillance equipment from sensitive sites, including government buildings.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took action last week to further crack down on the use of Chinese-tied telecoms equipment in American communications networks, issuing new rules that will cover the products of five well-known Chinese companies.
Report Alleges that Amazon Sells Dahua/Hikvision Products, Runs Cloud Services for Surveillance Systems; Possible Violation of U.S. Law
A new report by IVPM and National Review alleges that Amazon is engaging in two practices that "raise legal, national security, and ethical concerns" related to U.S.-China economic relations, and suggests there may be violations of a U.S. statute as a result.
In the UK Parliament last week, a Labour party MP pressed a trade official from the UK government about purchases of surveillance products from China. This issue has been hotly debated in recent months and years, and could be addressed in upcoming legislation.