Y3K Calls for Clarity
Y3K seeks clarity from UK Government plan to remove Chinese-manufactured CCTV systems
In an article in yesterday’s Evening Standard, Y3K’s founder & security expert Paul Singh has called for clear guidelines to be established for the procurement and usage of CCTV systems to ensure their integrity and address ethical and privacy concerns. This is crucial to protect the privacy of individuals and safeguard sensitive sectors from companies that could endanger national security.
The UK government has announced plans to remove Chinese-made CCTV from government departments due to national security concerns. Mr Singh has called for clear guidelines to be established for the procurement and usage of CCTV systems in the UK. This follows pressure from backbench Tory MPs and the unveiling of new rules on equipment by ministers. Chinese CCTV companies Hikvision and Dahua have installed approximately one million cameras in the UK, with over half of London’s cameras believed to be made by these brands.
Mr Singh, a 30+ year veteran within the UK security industry, is quoted as saying “There needs to be a government white paper drawn up to lay down clear guidelines for the procurement and usage of CCTV systems in the UK. These guidelines need to take into account the integrity of the systems, as well as the ethical and privacy implications relating to their suppliers and manufacturers.”
The original article can be viewed via The Evening Standard’s website here. For more information on Y3K, follow the link to their website, here.