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Chinese e-commerce's rush into online finance could put countless users' data at risk

China Economic Review - “Generally speaking there is a very serious push by the government to use biometrics for authentication,” said Chris DeAngelis, Beijing-based general manager for Alliance Development Group, which helps foreign tech firms expand on the mainland.

The law does not mention what those factors might be, but biometrics could prove a convenient complement to existing methods.  “My understanding is that, for example, three-factor authentication could be the device itself, a pin number and a biometric,” DeAngelis said.