Questions on Facial Recognition Technology

Updated August 6th, 2021

Are media reports implying that Dahua products specifically identify the Uighur ethnic group or any other single ethnic group accurate?

No.

We have never developed a product or solution designed to identify or otherwise target any specific ethnic group.

Dahua Technology’s solutions allow law enforcement to effectively identify and track individuals with unprecedented precision. Are such tools consistent with the protection of individual privacy and civil liberty?

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and particularly facial recognition play important roles in advancing the developments of human society and promoting the safety, security, and prosperity of human beings. At the same time, it is an industry challenge to work to appropriately manage and regulate applications which carry with them potential risks. This requires close international cooperation from all stakeholders.

At Dahua Technology, we attach great importance to this task, which rests equally on our ethics and our compliance processes. We established an ethics and compliance management committee precisely for this purpose.

We design our products, services and solutions to help make the world safer and more secure. Our technologies enable families, businesses, and law enforcement services to detect and respond to safety and security risks more quickly, accurately and effectively than ever before. They also provide value-add beyond security, such as enabling cities, businesses, and other organizations to incorporate the visual data captured on our cameras as part of their “smart” solutions for everything from reducing traffic congestion, wildlife monitoring, tracking waste streams, to enhancing sales at retail outlets.

Like any other security solutions company in the world, we cannot fully control how our technologies are ultimately used by end users. We need and expect our end users to comply with all applicable local, national and international laws, regulations and conventions, just as we do. We accept our responsibility to design our technologies in ways that mitigate the risk of abuse. This includes a commitment to never develop solutions to identify a single ethnic, racial or national group. That commitment extends to every market in which we operate, anywhere in the world.