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Chinese banks, online payment platforms urged to step up security over use of facial-recognition technology

By Xu Yuan
  • 17 Feb 2020 00:55
  • 30 Jun 2020 02:24
Chinese banks and online-payment platforms are being asked by an industry association to strengthen security protection in providing facial-recognition payment services, at a time when the widespread application of facial recognition is raising security concerns.

The Payment and Clearing Association of China, whose members include authorized clearing organizations, banks and

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Xu Yuan

Senior Correspondent

Xu Yuan has worked for MLex for seven years, all of them based in Hong Kong. She has reported on a wide range of regulatory topics, including antitrust, cybersecurity and data security, in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She has broken numerous stories on policymaking and enforcement involving international companies doing business in the region and done substantial court reporting in Hong Kong. She is currently specializing in covering regulatory issues related to future mobility, including connected vehicles. She previously worked for US TV network NBC in Beijing. She received her undergraduate degree in English Literature and Linguistics from Peking University and a master’s degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong.

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