An Australian supply chain worker based in Melbourne may have forgotten about an email he wrote two years ago if not seeing the news of the Australian federal government “riddled with CCP spyware.”
The email was sent to the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), one of Australia’s largest motoring clubs, which offers a range of services, including insurance and roadside assistance.
It was about RACV selling the security cameras of Honeywell, which are essentially products of Dahua, a Chinese company banned by the U.S. government due to national security and human rights concerns.
Accused of posing national security threats and being involved in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s human rights atrocities against Uyghurs in the western region of Xinjiang, Zhejiang Dahua Technology has been banned by the United Kingdom and the United States in November 2022.
Brad installed the camera in 2018 and was not aware of its connection with Dahua until two years later when the equipment stopped working, and he reached out to the RACV for help.