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Children’s Hospital buys potentially illegal face-recognition technology

The software, purchased from a Chinese company, was acquired at huge cost and may be impossible to use under GDPR law

8th December, 2019
Facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology, which may prove illegal to use under GDPR, has been purchased for the planned New Children‘s Hospital.

The CCTV, purchased from a controversial Chinese surveillance technology company, Hikvision, is estimated to have cost five to ten times what a conventional Hikvision camera would cost.

Despite the increased price, the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB), in response to privacy concerns for staff and patients, stated “it had not yet been...

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