Chinese city governments speak out against rising facial recognition technology use

Facial recognition technology - Biometrics

Ningbo in China’s Zhejiang province has issued three fines for the tech’s use without customer consent. Facial recognition technology has been placed in the spotlight in China as backlash has been building from cities across the country. The Consumer Protection Gala last month drew considerable attention to the tech’s misuse. Several Chinese cities have been tightening their facial recognition technology restrictions as it has started being used for more mainstream purposes, including for garbage collection and for toilet paper dispensing. In the eastern province of Zhejiang, the city of Ningbo’s…

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