Zoo uses face recognition media: using law to define technology boundary

 Zoo uses face recognition media: using law to define technology boundary

I hope that this case with the halo of the first case can use judicial power to delimit the application boundary of face recognition technology.

Recently, the first case of face recognition in China in Hangzhou has attracted attention. Guo Bing, a distinguished associate professor at Zhejiang University of science and technology, received a text message from Hangzhou wildlife world recently, suggesting that his zoos annual card could not be used normally without face recognition, the Beijing News reported. Guo Bing did not agree to accept face recognition, but failed to negotiate with the other party, and filed a lawsuit with the peoples Court of Fuyang District, Hangzhou city on October 28. The local court has decided to accept the case formally.

Perhaps in many peoples eyes, this is just a lawsuit for breach of contract, but considering that this matter involves the right of application of face recognition technology, the real significance of this lawsuit is far beyond this.

In reply, when Guo Bing purchased the Hangzhou Wildlife World annual card, the other party expressly promised that within one year of the validity of the card, he would verify the annual card and fingerprint at the same time and enter the park, so that he could swim freely for unlimited times. However, in the process of performing the contract, the zoo involved suddenly added restrictive conditions of face recognition technology and unilaterally changed the content of the contract, which obviously violated the contract and failed to abide by the spirit of the contract. However, Guo Bing brought a lawsuit of infringement, that is, face recognition in the park, personal biometric information collection, personal information violation of citizens, violation of the provisions of the consumer rights and interests protection law.

That is to say, a hammer of Fuyang district court will decide not only the validity of a year card or the nature of a certain business behavior, but also the boundary of the application of face recognition technology, which will also affect the development of this new technology. Although this civil action is only accepted by the basic court at present, as the first known case of face recognition in China, how to judge at the legal level is inevitably concerned.

Before that, some western countries had related lawsuits, which had an impact on real life. Now, the referee in the first line of the case will also historically touch the face recognition technology, pull the specific technology application scenario to the legal framework to examine, research, discuss and determine the real impact of its application on the legal rights and interests of the actor. The resulting cases can also be used for reference by other courts at all levels.

It will also be crucial for citizens. Although the relevant laws regulate the protection of citizens personal information, with the rapid development of network information technology, there are always some grey areas. San Francisco and other places in the United States legislate against face recognition technology because it is accused of threatening the security of personal privacy information and racial discrimination.

Therefore, with the power of justice to divide and stop disputes, delimit the application boundary of face recognition technology, will better protect hundreds of millions of people in the technology flood.

Although the parties appeal to the law, the appeal lies in the protection of individual rights and individual rights, but we hope that this case with the halo of the first case can use judicial power to delimit the application boundary of face recognition technology -- on the one hand, citizens information security rights, on the other hand, legal technology research and development application space. How to balance the two needs the case to fight A sample.

Source: new Beijing News Author: Ouyang Chenyu editor in charge: huachengyu