By Cyril Botoliar-Lemallaz
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You will inevitably see them on the street and they will see you, as well as their behind-the-scenes agents. Nice (Alpes-Maritimes) is a French city (if not the first) that spends the most on security, especially with CCTV cameras.
The capital of C ডিte d’Azur is still innovating, as the mayor, Christian Astrosi, presented Thursday, June 2, 2022, with the arrival of 32 new mobile solar-powered cameras, a system that can be installed “in less than two hours” and based on an artificial intelligence.
Surveillance software that analyzes urban dynamics
This new surveillance software can calculate, classify and analyze eight types of urban mobility: pedestrian, bicycle, scooter, motorcycle, car, commercial vehicle, public transport vehicle and freight transport vehicle.
Designed by the French company Citivision, this intelligent system makes it possible to “improve road safety, for example, to detect vehicles in the wrong direction, to analyze hazardous behavior and to find appropriate solutions”, declares Christian Astrosi.
No facial recognition
What is there to fear for its privacy and data protection? During the press conference, the mayor and his deputies indicated that a system could “find a person in the crowd.”
Without using facial recognition: the software will only work from a transmitted photo, not from a database, reassuring the town hallThe news is excellent. The complete system will be presented shortly.
But strong will
The mayor of Nice, Christian Astrosi, although an ardent defender of the possibility of using technical elements for this purpose, is still prohibited by French law.
He repeated it again European dJust three days before the conference, after the incident at the Stade de France during the Champions League final.
The mayor wants to change the constitution
Even if it means calling for an amendment to the French constitution, as he reiterated in this interview, or as Anthony Bore, the first deputy in charge of security at the time of the distribution of drone piloting diplomas for municipal police officers in February 2022.
The mayor and his deputies even staged demonstrations alongside municipal police officers to show their disapproval of censorship of parts of the Global Security Act. Demonstration coordinated by Town Hall, May 2021, as The news is excellent Then reveal it.
The difference between authentication and identification
The Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (Cnil) defines facial recognition as the ability to authenticate an individual (“verification” [qu’elle] To identify who he claims to be in the context of access control () and “find a person in a place, an image, or a group of people in a database of data”).
Amnesty International considers facial recognition dangerous for the purpose of personal identification. The agency “creates and maintains a form of public surveillance on its site, for example, a violation of the right to privacy”.
The Association for the Defense of Digital Freedom, La Quadrechar du Net, announced its intention to file a joint complaint against the Ministry of the Interior and the use of police technology for surveillance of public space on May 24, 2022.
“A real debate”
Christian Astrosi Press, on European d, That facial recognition already exists in our daily lives, especially in mobile phones. “Joe Biden or Xi Jinping can monitor you through your cell phone, but we are not asking French companies to do that and guarantee your safety.”
“It’s a real debate,” he added, as he pointed out to our colleagues Nice-pressIn April.
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