Ningbo real estate sales facial recognition
Occurred: April 2021
A regulator in the city of Ningbo, in China's eastern Zhejiang province, has fined three real estate companies for 'illegally acquiring customers’ facial information', according to the South China Morning Post.
The three firms - China Poly Group, Sunac China Holdings, and Greenland Holdings - were fined 250,000 Yuan (USD 38,500) for violating China's consumer protection law by installing facial recognition devices at sales offices to identify customers, without informing them or obtaining their consent.
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Published: February 2023