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Facial recognition has seen extensive rollout in China

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

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50324342

Discussion

  1. 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?
  2. Is it legal for a shop in a mall to collect facial recognition information about you?
  3. Should a shop in a mall have to ask for your consent to collect facial recognition information about you?

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