France to use CCTV to monitor mask-wearing on public transport

A a government decree was published on 10 March 2021 which allows for public transport operators in France to monitor and measure the rate of mask-wearing on transport using the surveillance cameras.

La Quadrature du Net criticised the adoption of the decree. They argued the use of surveillance cameras for this purpose was unlawful and challenged the necessity of such a measure. They also raised concerns that such a policy was adopted through a government decree bypassing parliamentary process and broader public scrutinity.

Publication: Euractiv
Write: Mathieu Pollet