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Cheng Discusses Chinese Law Regulating Facial Recognition in Forbes.com

July 11, 2017

O’Melveny partner Ron Cheng was quoted in a July 11, 2017, Forbes.com article that examines the widespread use of facial recognition technology in China. 

Cheng told the publication that despite the technology’s long history, the most relevant law regulating its use didn’t take effect until this past June. He went on to note that China’s new cybersecurity law has rules on collecting personal information, including biometric characters, for commercial use, but doesn’t apply to local governments.

Cheng, who is based in O’Melveny’s Hong Kong and Los Angeles offices, handles both anti-corruption and data security and privacy matters. He served over 22 years at the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where he argued more than 35 cases before the Ninth Circuit.