While I was none to pleased to read about New Zealand and it’s data policies, dang the Chinese outdo them by huge margins. China is working on a “social score”, which is going to be a ranking of how loyal/good you are according to the ruling party of China.

Surveillance cameras will be equipped with facial recognition, body scanning and geo-tracking to cast a constant gaze over every citizen.

Smartphone apps will also be used to collect data and monitor online behaviour on a day-to-day basis.

Then, big data from more traditional sources like government records, including educational and medical, state security assessments and financial records, will be fed into individual scores.

I guess I’m not going to China, though I don’t assume that something like this couldn’t happen in Canada if we aren’t watching our political leaders. Another reason to stay involved in the political process everywhere you are.

One response to “Something even scarier than New Zealand’s digital strip search, China of course”

  1. John Locke Avatar

    We’re closer to this down south than you are, but everywhere in the world is facing similar challenges right now. That’s not a good sign.