A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Photo: AFP A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Photo: AFP
A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Photo: AFP

Facial recognition toilet paper dispensers in China put on hold as privacy concerns grow

  • Toilet paper dispensers equipped with facial recognition put on hold in China’s Dongguan city after citizens raise concerns
  • Facial recognition leaks are rampant in the country, and authorities are tightening regulations

Topic |   Facial recognition
A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Photo: AFP A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Photo: AFP
A man uses an automatic toilet paper dispenser that uses facial recognition technology at a public toilet at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing on March 21, 2017. Photo: AFP
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