Analysts say China lends itself to early adoption of facial recognition technology due to its large population and the existence of massive, centralised identity databases. Photo: Bloomberg

As facial recognition tech races ahead of regulation, Chinese residents grow nervous about data privacy

  • Generally believed to be more accepting of trading privacy for security, Chinese residents are increasingly voicing concerns about facial recognition
  • A law professor in east China recently sued a wildlife park after it introduced a facial recognition-based entry system
Topic |   Facial recognition

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Analysts say China lends itself to early adoption of facial recognition technology due to its large population and the existence of massive, centralised identity databases. Photo: Bloomberg
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A report in China last year said 91 out of 100 mobile apps that it reviewed were suspected of collecting too much data, without naming them. Photo: Alamy

China requests internet companies to tighten data privacy as consumer anxiety rises

  • China’s national internet finance association warns that all member institutions should take personal responsibility for corrective action on data privacy
Topic |   China technology

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A report in China last year said 91 out of 100 mobile apps that it reviewed were suspected of collecting too much data, without naming them. Photo: Alamy
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