A university professor is suing a wildlife park for enforcing facial recognition, in one of the first significant legal challenges to China’s rapidly growing use of the technology.
It is an issue that has become a matter of heated debate.
Prof Guo Bing says the Hangzhou Safari Park is “violating consumer protection law by compulsorily collecting visitors’ individual characteristics“, after it suddenly made facial recognition registration a mandatory requirement for visitor entrance.
The park has since compromised by offering visitors a choice between using the previous fingerprint system and high-tech facial recognition.
Source: BBC Technology News
Date: November 8th, 2019
- This Chinese professor found out about this because the zoo ” made facial recognition registration a mandatory requirement for visitor entrance. ” What sorts of places in the U.S. and Canada do you think collect facial recognition information legally without telling you they are doing it?
- Is it legal for a shop in a mall to collect facial recognition information about you?
- Should a shop in a mall have to ask for your consent to collect facial recognition information about you?