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CHINA SIGNALS SERIOUS INTENT TO REGULATE FACIAL RECOGNITION AND OTHER BIOMETRICS

A Chinese government spokesperson is emphasizing the need for sensitive data like biometrics to be collected and used only for specific purposes, and only when “sufficiently necessary” and supported by a risk assessment. Legislative Affairs Commission spokesperson Yue Zhongming said that the use and development of facial recognition and other new technologies have created new challenges for the protection of personal information. Under China law, companies found violating user data privacy could be fined up to 50 million yuan ($7.6 million), or 5 percent of annual revenue.

 

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