Published: Tue, December 03, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

China introduces facial recognition technology for mobile phone users

China introduces facial recognition technology for mobile phone users

The government said it aimed to "protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace".

Initially introduced in September, the coverage goals to guard the "respectable rights and pursuits of the plenty" by cracking down on fraud, resold SIM playing cards, and unlawful telephone customers, based on an announcement from China's Ministry of Business and Data Expertise.

Consumers in China will have to have a scan taken of their face when signing up to new mobile services (via the BBC). Most Chinese internet users access the web via their phones.

China is already using facial recognition software to track the movement of its citizens, something that's deemed as unethical and a breach of privacy in some western countries.

The Monetary Instances just lately obtained leaked paperwork from the United Nations stating that Chinese language expertise corporations akin to ZTE, Dahua, and China Telecom are actively concerned in "shaping" global facial recognition requirements.

It's not clear that China will get rid of face scans after the verification process, potentially adding more sensitive data to the mix. "Why is it so hard?", questioned one user. "What they [the government] are afraid?"

China has been widely sensors and web policy, remove and block content does not want its citizens to see and talk about.

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Where else in China has the technology been used?

Now the communist government is going to require facial scans for anyone wanting to use a cell phone.

Telecom operators had until December 1 to begin upgrading their centers with the facial recognition technology. However, it seems the new regulation is only place for new services.

Last week, Guangzhou police released a peer-to-peer facial recognition app called Zhen Ni (The Real You), part of China's digital ID system initiated by the Ministry of Public Security.

In November, Guo Bing, an associate professor of law at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, filed a lawsuit against a safari park in Hangzhou, eastern Zhejiang province because it required members to enter via a facial recognition lane.

Facial-recognition technology is spreading in China.

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