Paris metro system tests CCTV system to monitor wearing of masks

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France's information privacy watchdog CNILL has expressed concerns that the Paris metro network has begun using software on CCTV images to monitor the wearing of face masks by passengers, which will be mandatory as France lifts its lockdown measures on Monday, while the private company leading the project insists no personal data is provided to the authorities.   

Book reveals myths behind CCTV surveillance in France


French sociologist Élodie Lemaire spent 16 months alongside various different professionals involved in CCTV surveillance in a town in northern France. The result is a book that highlights both the myths and realities of video surveillance. It reveals a technology that is limited in its impact by both technical issues and power struggles between judges, the police and CCTV operators. Jérôme Hourdeaux reports.

Man caught on CCTV punching woman outside Paris cafe jailed

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Video of incident bolstered support for plans in France to impose fines for sexual harassment on streets.