Les grands événements, olympiades de la sécurité urbaine numérique ?

To read the full-text of this research, you can request a copy directly from the author.

No full-text available

Request Full-text Paper PDF

To read the full-text of this research,
you can request a copy directly from the author.

... 4 Barely two years before the opening of the next edition, the Paris 2024 Olympics, a number of associations, activists and research groups have been denouncing a "security frenzy," referring to the opportunity for the French government and industry to join forces to test, deploy and standardize their "arsenal of new surveillance devices" (La Quadrature du Net, 2021). Facial recognition, video surveillance relying on algorithms to analyze images and alert when certain behaviors are detected (crowd formation, intrusion in unauthorized areas, abandoned luggage, etc.), drones and anti-drone systems: these digital devices cover a wide range of technologies that aim, above all, at controlling people's behavior in the public space (Picaud, 2021). As Zuboff (2020) claims, governments seek "total information awareness" -surveillance capitalism depends on a strict cooperation between governments and private companies. ...
... These solutions, such as video surveillance and facial recognition, which are often of a technological nature, have strongly polarized the public debate. Such devices are presented as facilitating the management of flows and access authorizations to different spaces, for example, to manage differentiated access to the Olympic Village for the public, professionals and athletes (Picaud, 2021). The notion of legacy indicates that the required resilience to deal with potential risks will be incorporated as a tool to manage the territory after the Olympics. ...
... The Olympics have been recently included in the 2020-2022 industry contract of the Strategic Committee for the Security Industries, signed in 2020 by Christophe Castaner, then Minister of the Interior, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Economy and Finance, and Marc Darmon, President of the Trust and Security Industries Council and Deputy CEO of the multinational Thales. This contract, which mobilizes public authorities and interest groups, aims to "position the French industry as a world leader in smart city security" (CNI -Conseil National des Industries, 2020;Picaud, 2021). Surveillance capitalism's structural operations depend on machine intelligence, as it "processes behavioral surplus into prediction products designed to forecast what we will feel, think, and do: now, soon, and later" (Zuboff, 2019, p. 96). ...
Full-text available
The present paper aims to discuss the correlation between surveillance technologies and Olympic Games. The latter have become a “security spectacle” only behind wars in terms of budget. Surveillance, however, does not pertain only to security, as it has infiltrated our everyday life and has become a “culture.” To prepare for the 2024 Olympics, surveillance technologies, through an array of innovations, have been put forward in the Parisian territory: from facial recognition cameras and behavioral analysis systems to drones and anti-drone technologies. If it were not for the Olympic context, they would be considered “exceptions.” However, as it will be discussed in the paper, they have been normalized and integrate all the planning dimensions of this sports mega-event.
ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any references for this publication.