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04 Dec 2019 | 02:17 PM UTC

China: Telecoms facial recognition security program implemented as of December 1

China News Alert

Authorities introduce facial recognition security program on telecoms as of December 1

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 12/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Shanghai). COUNTRY/REGION China

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On Sunday, December 1, Chinese authorities have launched a new facial recognition program for users subscribing to telecommunications services. The program aims to reduce telecom fraud, although experts raised concerns that the facial recognition system could be used without proper legal safeguards for the user.

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Individuals in China should make appropriate arrangements prior to departure for the country.

 

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