China introduces draft rules on facial recognition

08/08/2023 | Reuters

China's Cyberspace Administration (CAC) has announced draft rules to regulate the use of facial recognition technology in the country, which has become widespread. The regulator raised concerns about the technology's overuse and stated that it could only be used for specific purposes and with sufficient protective measures in place. The individual's consent will also be required. The regulator has also recommended that non-biometric identification solutions should be preferred over facial recognition where possible. The draft rules state that image-capturing and personal identification devices should not be installed in private areas and should only be used for public safety purposes in public places with warning signs.

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