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Daily Dashboard | Video game developer turns to facial-recognition technology for age verification Related reading: Notes from the IAPP, May 24, 2019


Honour of Kings, a popular video game in China, is testing the use of facial-recognition technology to check users' ages, BBC News reports. The game’s publisher, Tencent, announced the trial would be limited to a random selection of new players in Beijing and Shenzhen but has not provided details on how scans will be implemented or how age-verification will work. Piers Harding-Rolls from the IHS consultancy said, "This test is an extension of Tencent's existing Youth Guardian platform, which allows parents to monitor gameplay time and uses facial recognition, but this goes a step further by comparing user images with government photo records." 
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