Chinese spy devices
Western experts are especially alarmed because China's sweeping national security laws compel its technology companies to share any data they have anywhere in the world if requested by the country's intelligence services, said retired British diplomat Charles Parton, who spent more than two decades working on or in China and is now a fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. "All the data goes back to China. Data of that kind, at this scale, it's a goldmine for Chinese intelligence agencies to exploit if Chinese companies dominate the supply of these modules," Parton said. "Imagine knowing the location, minute by minute, of every police bodycam in the United States or the U.K."