Soccer Fans Under Biometric Surveillance
Recent reports show that soccer fans around the world will be subjected to biometric surveillance in and around stadiums worldwide, to include stadiums at the FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Moreover, it seems this technology has gained increasing support from proponents citing not only security concerns as a strong reason to employ the tech, but global health issues as well. Experts agree that this is a growing trend that shows no signs of slowing down or stopping and the US is slated to join Canada and Mexico in hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Slowly but steadily, ubiquitous biometric technology systems have come to represent a new normal for stadium infrastructure in which “health securitization” is incorporated into systems for public safety and marketing. “These elements represent three interlinked use cases for stadium surveillance technologies, which are used interchangeably and sometimes simultaneously."
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