Taiwan fears Chinese UAV will steal information

Taiwanese experts say chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) should be banned or inspected so as not to have information stolen. That unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) made by mainland China and used by private individuals and …

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Taiwanese experts say chinese-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) should be banned or inspected so as not to have information stolen.

That unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) made by mainland China and used by private individuals and companies in Taiwan could transfer information to the mainland.

Director of Taiwan’s Institute for Defense and Security Studies, said many countries ban the public sector from using Chinese-made information and media-related products.

He said taiwanese authorities should consider working with organizations to regularly test Chinese products and share the results with the public.

The expert pointed out that in the past, mobile phones of Xiaomi, Huawei, ZTE and DJI’s UAV have all been accused of having data transfer software installed. As a result, the U.S. Defense Authorization Act of 2020 prohibits the federal government from purchasing Chinese UAV.

Taiwan’s Media Commission has warned that Chinese individuals and businesses have a responsibility to support, support and cooperate in national intelligence operations under Article 14 of China’s National Intelligence Law.

Therefore, when Beijing asks manufacturers for relevant information, it cannot refuse. When individuals and private enterprises use Chinese UAVs, other important images and data can be sent to the Chinese manufacturer for transfer to the authorities.

Professor Li Trung Hiến at The National University of National Studies in Taiwan said: “In theory, Chinese-made UAV should be banned altogether. Otherwise, the authorities should check the functionality of Chinese UAV and have more comprehensive regulations, instead of just the current flight safety regulations.”

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