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China’s social credit: Everyone gives Chicoms photos of their faces … to see the zoo

To go to a zoo and see the gorillas in socialist China, you’ve got some pre-conditions to fulfill first. You now have to give them a print of your face. And if you’re a passholder, you’d better give it or else, because No Refunds.

That’s what’s prompted some pushback from a guy in Hangzhou, who’s launched what’s a probably hopeless lawsuit to protest the Orwellian practice, which falls into the same sort of doings that come with China’s social credit system.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

BEIJING—A Chinese law professor has raised a rare legal challenge over how facial-recognition technology is deployed in a country where surveillance cameras are increasingly part of everyday life.

Guo Bing accused a wildlife park and zoo in the eastern technology hub of Hangzhou of violating his consumer rights by requiring members to register their faces as part of a new entrance system. On Friday, a court in Hangzhou accepted Mr. Guo’s case.

In October, Hangzhou Safari Park told members with annual passes, including Mr. Guo, that new facial-recognition technology had replaced the existing fingerprint-identification method, according to the lawsuit. Those who didn’t register wouldn’t be allowed to enter.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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