Members of a rights group use paint to confuse the Huawei surveillance video cameras featuring facial recognition software in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 25. With public authorities disclosing little about how the cameras work, the group set up a tent to ask pedestrians whether they knew they were being watched. Photo: AP

Huawei cameras in Serbia only add to fears about Chinese mass surveillance

Topic |   Surveillance

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Members of a rights group use paint to confuse the Huawei surveillance video cameras featuring facial recognition software in Belgrade, Serbia, on September 25. With public authorities disclosing little about how the cameras work, the group set up a tent to ask pedestrians whether they knew they were being watched. Photo: AP
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Societal trust is key for making best use of facial recognition technology, but this has been sorely lacking in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock

With Hong Kong’s anti-mask law in effect, the police must be transparent on facial recognition technology

  • While the IT sector lawmaker has said the government does not use the technology in its CCTV systems, the police’s rejection of a Code on Access to Information application regarding its use of the technology raises questions
Topic |   Facial recognition

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Societal trust is key for making best use of facial recognition technology, but this has been sorely lacking in Hong Kong. Photo: Shutterstock
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