Europe spreads surveillance technologies to help curb coronavirus spread


As Europeans went back to work and social spaces in early summer 2020, they discovered that these had been newly equipped with a variety of technologies that brought surveillance with them as the price of preventing a resurgence of the coronavirus. Among the tools being adopted: a Romware Covid Radius bracelet, which beeps whenever two workers get too close to each other; laser technology to ensure social distancing in shopping malls; mask detection technology, facial recognition to ensure touchless access; and fever-checking thermal cameras.

Writer: Natalia Drozdiak and Helene Fouquet
Publication: The Print