Customers in Chinawho will purchase new SIM cards must scan their face – the law came into force yesterday and, unfortunately, is already enforced. As indicated by the Chinese government, this type of provision is meant to protect the interests and rights of users of such services. Will it really be like that? Well, I am sure that, first and foremost, the interests of the government and the current system are the main reasons why China begins another period of unfavorable law from the point of view of citizens' privacy.
There is a lot of talk about the fact that China would like no one to be anonymous on the web: many times the words of PRC party activists were saying that every Internet user would be operating in cyberspace under their real name. This, of course, would facilitate the identification of unfavorable authorities and would probably scare those dissatisfied with the current order in China.