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DJI Denies Providing “Critical Infrastructure” Data To Chinese Government

4 December 2017
The AP reported that Chinese UAV company DJI “is denying claims in a U.S. government document circulated online that it gives Beijing information about American law enforcement and utility companies.” The document, citing an unnamed industry source, claims that the company has collected and shared information from its UAVs with the Chinese government. The document, allegedly issued by the “intelligence program of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Los Angeles,” details the agency’s “moderate confidence” that DJI “is providing U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement data to the Chinese government.” The report finds that a government “with access to this information could easily coordinate physical or cyber-attacks against critical sites.” In an official statement, DJI said that it does not look at system photos, videos, or flight logs “unless customers actively upload and share them with us.” The American Embassy in Beijing “said it had passed to ICE questions about whether the document was genuine.” (Image: DJI Phantom 4. Credit: Associated Press-©)
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