Tesco, the UK's biggest supermarket, has responded to activists' concerns relating to Chinese surveillance cameras and has committed to removing devices made by Hikvision and Dahua Technology from its stores. An article in The Telegraph (£) cited security concerns and human rights fears as the reason behind the move.
In February, campaign groups led by Big Brother Watch sent a letter to Jason Tarry, Tesco's Chief Executive Officer, calling for the removal of Hikvision and Dahua CCTV cameras from Tesco buildings. The letter highlighted the government's security update in November 2022 banning the installation of Chinese surveillance equipment. In response, Jason Tarry said: “We can confirm that we are now in the process of transitioning to new suppliers.”
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