Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant

Venezuelans Shudder at News of Biometric ID Deal with Chinese Tech Giant By Laura Vidal, Translated by Alexis Faber When Reuters revealed in November 2018 that the Venezuelan government had contracted with the Chinese company ZTE to develop a national biometric identification system, public reactions were mixed. The report stirred outrage both in Venezuela and internationally. But for those who have closely followed the Venezuelan government as it has tightened its grip on people’s data and communications, the report represented another chapter in what has become a very long story. The report…

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