Hikvision and Dahua helped write Chinese police video surveillance standards which include tracking people’s skin color – such as “black”, “yellow” and “brown” – and ethnicity, IPVM has verified.
These standards allow police to search video surveillance footage and mugshot/suspect databases via various ‘personal attributes’, including skin color. The standards are widely mandated by recent Chinese police security camera projects.
The standards also include “ethnicity” tracking, without naming any specific ethnicity. However, evidence found by IPVM indicates “ethnicity” tracking targets Uyghurs and Tibetans specifically.