Face scanning is mandatory when purchasing a new SIM card in China


Dmitriy Tyukov

China is known as a “surveillance camera powerhouse”, and face recognition and face recognition are used here and there. In addition to this, face scanning is now mandatory when purchasing a new SIM card.

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China introduces mandatory face scans for new SIM card purchases

The rule that `` face scan is mandatory when purchasing a new SIM card '' was enforced from December 1, 2019, and stores that can purchase SIM cards in China are equipped for this rule enforcement It was.

The Chinese government announced the rules on September 27, 2019. It is “measures to protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens in cyberspace” and explains that the purpose is to prevent resale of SIM cards.

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In China, “face” information is widely used, and there were cases where wanted criminals who matched database information were arrested due to the installation of multiple cameras equipped with face recognition technology at the entrance of popular singer concerts It has been reported.

Chinese police find the fugitives from the concert venue with 60,000 participants using the face recognition function-gigazine

On the other hand, with regard to the handling of 'face' information, there are also voices concerned about privacy, and in November 2019, Zhejiang University of Technology said that a face scan, which is personal information, was taken without consent at a safari park in Hangzhou. Professor Guo Bing has filed a lawsuit for violating the Consumer Rights Protection Act. This lawsuit is believed to be the first lawsuit involving “face” information in China.

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