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Guangdong Bans Collection of Personal Biometric Information

Fri, 25 Jun 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

The “Social Credit Regulations of Guangdong Province” (广东省社会信用条例) was adopted by the Standing Committee of the 13th People's Congress of Guangdong Province on 18 Mar. 2021, and entered into force on 1 June 2021.

For the purpose of the Regulations, "social credit" refers to the status of a credit subject performing its statutory obligations and agreed obligations in social and economic activities.

The Regulations stresses, among others, the protection of personal information security, prohibiting the collection of information on natural persons’ income, deposits, negotiable securities, commercial insurance, real estate, and tax payment, as well as the collection of information on natural persons’ religious beliefs, blood types, diseases, medical history, genes, fingerprints, and other biometric information.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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