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05 Dec 2019 | 01:47 AM UTC

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

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

communications/technology
security
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Event

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.

Advice

Potentially impacted travelers are advised to remain aware of all local regulations.