On November 21, the Hefei Municipal Public Security Bureau replied to questions from netizens regarding smart community information collection.
The inquiries stated that a community in Hefei has been using a corporate app to collect residents’ information in the past two days, and many are worried about information leakage; They question thus :
1. Is this application developed and promoted by the government?
2 Once the information is leaked, can the government bear corresponding responsibilities?
3. The “Wanshitong” APP has very rich functions and is a government-specific software. Why not use this app?
According to the reply , the smart safe community project is coordinated by the Hefei Municipal Government, however the APP in question was developed by the community district management . Face recognition is not mandatory and was adopted voluntarily to access card .
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