China’s growing surveillance apparatus drives cross-border patent deals 01 May 18
China is home to an estimated 170 million closed-circuit television cameras, and the BBC reports that another 400 million are set to come online by 2020. Chinese tech firms are pushing the limits of facial recognition technology, giving these cameras powerful capabilities. This has a range of impacts on security, commerce and everyday life in China – but it also appears to be driving some small-scale patent transactions.
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