CNIL Reminds of Rules for QR Code, Augmented Reality Camera, and Body Scan During Olympics

Attentive to respect for private life, the National Commission for Information Technology and Liberties (Cnil) publishes a guide for individuals in order to remind people of the rules in force regarding data protection in the context of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Paris. In addition to the new files put in place by the law relating to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, numerous systems will be put in place. Firstly: so-called “augmented” cameras.

Exclusion of facial recognition

To be distinguished from facial recognition, the use of which is excluded by the cited law, augmented cameras aim to categorize and analyze using artificial intelligence without uniquely identifying a person. They rely in part on video protection cameras already deployed.


As the Commission points out, this is an experiment authorized by the law of May 19, 2023 which provides for the detection of eight events: the presence of abandoned objects, the presence or use of weapons, the non- respect by a person or vehicle of the common direction of traffic, the crossing or presence of a person or vehicle in a prohibited or sensitive area, the presence of a person on the ground following a fall, a crowd movement, too high a density of people as well as a fire outbreak.


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