Hikvision, the Chinese surveillance company identified as a security threat by the UK government in November, has decided to continue its operations in the UK after receiving clarification that public authorities and police stations can still use its cameras. The government's chief security adviser, Vincent Devine, informed the Chinese company that the ban on the use of Hikvision products only applied to sensitive sites on the central government estate where security considerations are always paramount, such as defence and intelligence facilities. The policy did not apply to private individuals, businesses or other public authorities outside the central government estate.
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