The U.S. Commerce Department is working on new rules telling U.S. companies what security technologies, specifically biometrics, can be exported to China, according to a report in the New York Times.
Facial recognition technology is being singled out, the report states. There are concerns the technology could be used to identify political and religious dissidents. Current policy allows the export of surveillance equipment as long as it; not intended exclusively for police work.
With the Olympics around the corner Chinese security agencies are increasing their spending on video systems with computer analysis tools.
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