ZTE and other Chinese tech behemoths are shaping the United Nations’s architectural standards for facial recognition technology, according to leaked documents FT obtained. The standard will reportedly help China’s tech industry open up new markets in the Middle East and Africa.
China’s tech titans are proposing new standards inside the United Nations’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for facial recognition, video monitoring, and vehicle surveillance, among other cutting edge tech developments.
Such standards are often accepted by Africa and other developing nations that lack resources, experts say.
A surveillance camera is seen next to a sign of Huawei outside a shopping mall in Beijing, China January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee