Its use technology face recognition authentication has become a rule for Chinese citizens. Face scanning is used in universities to monitor students, as well as in shopping malls to monitor consumers. The technology is even used in some public toilets to ensure that people do not take too much paper with them and do not abuse the available resources.
But this sharp penetration of face recognition technology in all areas of the China raises worries. Recently, it became one research, involving 6.100 Chinese citizens. 79% of respondents said that is concerned about data leaks that may result from face recognition, while 39% said they prefer the "traditional ways" to do their job and not this new technology.
Also, many participants (40%) stated that they do not know where they are stored and how they are used data who collect them software face recognition. Finally, 83% of people hope that operators will allow them to control and delete their data.
The problem is that there is lack of transparency on how citizens' data is protected. Many facial recognition devices do not provide privacy policies or seek their consent users. At the same time, however, face recognition is used almost everywhere in China.
For example, cameras they can collect people's face data and people may not know it.
According to the report, it is not known how the data is stored and whether the data can be deleted.
Most participants stated that they have not signed personal data protection clauses with providers services face recognition. For this cannot be protected in cases where some "face data" leaks.
In October, one University professor from Zhejiang province of China sued a zoo as it used facial recognition technology to allow visitors to enter the site. Previously, the zoo used identification with fingerprint imprint.
This case has caused a great deal of debate among Chinese citizens.
Many people support the teacher and see face recognition technology as dangerous. Others, however, including the zoo, said the teacher was exaggerated and that other items such as fingerprints, phone numbers and identities are also personal data. but most of us are willing to give it.
The same report stated that 41% of respondents were willing to use face recognition technology, while more than 39% were reluctant.
74% stated that Chinese citizens should be able to choose whether to use this technology or some other traditional way control identity.