Dec 242017
 
 December 24, 2017  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports:

The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the Tokyo metropolitan government are planning to use a facial recognition system during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, sources said.

The system would be used when the 300,000 to 400,000 athletes, volunteers and others expected to be involved in the Games enter event venues, the sources said. This would be the first time for facial recognition to be used at an Olympics, a move intended to strengthen anti-terrorism measures.

In addition to athletes, event officials, security personnel, members of the media and others would be required to submit facial photographs in advance, the sources said.

Read more on The Japan News.

And what happens to the data they collect?