Both fingerprint and facial recognition technology are used in this device to check the identification of a student in China. Photo: AFP

China ‘world’s worst’ for invasive use of biometric data

  • Study ranks 50 countries on how extensively they use facial recognition and other biological tools as well as privacy protections for individuals
  • China scores maximum points on every measure except one
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Both fingerprint and facial recognition technology are used in this device to check the identification of a student in China. Photo: AFP
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.