Rights groups concerned about proposed video surveillance for Paris Olympics

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The French government’s proposition to use video surveillance assisted by artificial intelligence during the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris has sparked a fierce debate in France. The Senate voted at the end of January overwhelmingly in favour of a bill that would allow its use during the event, with proponents arguing that the technology would help prevent crowd crushes or terrorist attacks. These fears are not surprising given the chaos of last year’s Champion’s League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid at the Stade de France, where police used tear gas and some fans complained of antisocia…

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