London Olympics Underway, Privacy Issues Loom

Olympic organizers have stepped up the use of surveillance and identification technologies at the London 2012 games. Body scanners have been installed at entrances to Hyde Park and Victortia Park. IOC members, VIPS guests an staff will carry RFID-enabled identity documents. One commentator has noted that even the Olympic Mascot has "A Huge Camera Eye That 'Records Everything.'" For more information, see EPIC, Privacy and the 2008 Olympic Summer Games and London 2012, Privacy Policy.


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