China brings in mandatory facial recognition for mobile phone users

Published: 2/12/2019
China brings in mandatory facial recognition for mobile phone users
Source: WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Ministry claims change will ‘protect the legitimate rights and interest of citizens in cyberspace’ but critics say it’s dystopian All mobile phone users in China registering new SIM cards must submit to facial recognition scans, according to a new rule that went into effect across the country on Sunday. The guidelines, first issued in September, require telecoms companies to deploy “artificial int

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