A display for facial recognition and artificial intelligence at Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A display for facial recognition and artificial intelligence at Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A display for facial recognition and artificial intelligence at Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Biometric data collection: China is the most invasive user in the world, according to a 96-country study

  • Study by a UK-based technology firm ranked 96 countries on how extensively they use biometric data
  • China scores worst for biometric data collection and handling, with a lack of safeguards for its use by public authorities and private employers cited 

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A display for facial recognition and artificial intelligence at Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images A display for facial recognition and artificial intelligence at Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
A display for facial recognition and artificial intelligence at Huawei’s Bantian campus in Shenzhen, China. Photo: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
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