AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images
AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images

Artificial intelligence

Privacy in China: the growth of facial recognition technology in the private sector raises concerns about security and identity

  • Authorities in China use surveillance cameras with facial recognition to record and identify people in crowds and on streets. Private firms use it too
  • Property agents are among the businesses using the technology to identify clients, and with no real privacy protection, many people worry about identity theft

Topic |   Artificial intelligence
AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images
AI security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing. Photo: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images
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