Controversial QR Code and ID Checks for Paris Olympics

In anticipation of the Paris Olympic Games, organizers have announced stringent security measures, including the implementation of QR code checks for entry into certain areas of the city. With an expected 300,000 spectators for the opening ceremony along the Seine, this unprecedented measure aims to enhance security. However, concerns have been raised regarding its practicality and infringement on privacy rights. Thibault Mercier, president of the legal association “Cercle Droits & Libertés,” criticizes the measure, likening it to COVID-era restrictions, suggesting it may not effectively prevent terrorist acts and could impede citizens’ freedom.


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