Matt Hancock kissing video leak sparks fears of bugged UK government offices

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"Having a Hikvison camera inside a minister's office is not making sure we are as secure as possible," said Charles Parton, senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute think thank. "I very much doubt China has anything to do with it, but I do think it's unwise to have a Chinese camera in a government office. Don't use Hikvision in places where there are sensitive comings and goings because those cameras can - and do - transmit data back to China," said Parton, who was a diplomat for 37 years, with postings in mainland China and Hong Kong.