Facial recognition technology is a system that is used in detecting, recognizing, and validating a human from a digital image or a video mount from a source. Many countries, including China, use this type of technology to help in identification and also as a marketing tool. It is also used in different communication mainstream as part of the verification of the identities of the users of mobile phones and the like.

Facial recognition systems come from China

The use of facial recognition systems became a part of life in China in 2019. Used as an essential instrument in marketing, it is also utilized by the government in security and surveillance through the help of the enormous network of cameras in the country. Also, as the build-up for this technology increases, China has made a policy in registering new SIM cards to submit facial recognition scans. The guideline, which was first introduced in September, requires telecom companies to array artificial intelligence and technical methods to verify identities of people registering the SIM cards. The continuous expansion of the use of facial recognition systems in China from schools to public transport and communication mainstream has begun the raising of concerns about the security of individual and personal information and consents. The extent to which the ministry of industry and information described is a way to protect the legitimate rights and awareness of people in cyberspace.

Canada firstly used the online facial scan systems from China

Not long ago, Canada authorities have passed the bill related to facial scans. It’s about using the facial scan technologies in the World Wide Web. it’s been three years already that online websites in Canada use the facial scan. The first wave started back in 2017. Casino and betting websites were the first to install the facial scan technologies. Playing real money casino has to entertain and relieve stress and in some cases, managing funds on real money casino platforms was a headache because of hackers. When someones get access to your betting or casino account, then your funds are in danger. There have been numerous cases when gamers have lost funds on gambling sites because of hackers.

After the first wave of facial scan technologies, everything changed. Casinos have installed a facial scan system that was very popular in China. Chinese technologies have proved that hackers can’t go through the detection algorithm. Canadian online casinos gave freedom of choice to gamers. If the gamer wants to have a face detection system, then he can enable it from settings of the account. When the gamer is not interested in using a facial scan after every login, then he can turn off the system. It’s about freedom of choice and the right to privacy. 

Public FS technologies come to Canadian stores

Human rights activists in Canada are worried that the vastly used technology in China will be introduced in their country in the coming days to come. Businessmen from Ontario are planning to introduce facial recognition systems at stores. Through the help of technology, shoppers from the grocery store need not bring a card, phone, or cash when making a purchase. The shopper’s face, which is linked to his or her account, can purchase by looking into the camera. The government supports the move for the promotion of technology. The confederation of businessmen has worked with different Chinese government concerns, making them praised by Beijing’s Overseas Chinese Affairs Office.

Privacy preachers against facial scans

Advocates of human rights state that even though mainland Chinese immigrants are used to this payment option in markets and grocery stores, they can see troubles coming ahead of them. SnapPay founder Spence Xu said that the introduction of the said technology could provide an unprecedented level of convenience and speed in the check-out and buying process. Even though SnapPay says that it is all making the retail experience more comfortable, faster, and adjacent, advocates stated that Canada should have strong skepticism. They want to secure personal information stored from technology. Personal information has to be stored in a secure and protected at all cost to not give it to different fraud schemes.

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