Paris using Olympics to introduce Big Brother surveillance

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On Tuesday, France’s National Assembly is set to pass a law in anticipation of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France 24 reported.

The most contentious component of this legislation is Article 7, which permits the use of AI video surveillance to identify unusual behavior. The French left and human rights groups have criticized this provision.

On March 28, the National Assembly of France is expected to pass a wide-ranging law in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

Among its provisions are the authorization for stores to operate on Sundays, the establishment of a health facility in Seine-Saint-Denis (a department in northeastern Paris), and the granting of authority to the French government to investigate prospective accredited individuals.

However, Article 7 of this legislation has sparked significant controversy. It allows for the experimental use of AI video surveillance to ensure the security of the Olympic Games, a measure that human rights organizations believe could establish a concerning precedent.

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