French information to probe unlawful use of Paris 2024 customer data

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France’s National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) has placed a focus on the ticketing services of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games set to take place in Paris.

Each year, the information regulator selects key areas of interest to concentrate its investigations on and assess the compliance of these aspects.

Around 15 million people are expected to attend the Games and as a result, major security measures are set to be implemented in order to prevent ticket touting.

This will require data to be collected for each ticket holder which has prompted the CNIL to pay close attention to what happens to this information.

“The CNIL will be looking at the more commercial aspects of the Olympic Games, and in particular at the data collected as part of the ticketing services,” read a statement from the body.

“In view of the number of people concerned and the event’s partners to whom data could be sent, it seems necessary to ensure that the conditions under which this data is collected are compliant with the legal framework, by checking the information provided, the recipients of the data and the security measures deployed.”

The CNIL is also set to conduct audits on the implementation of QR codes for access to restricted areas and the use of enhanced security camera technology. It is keeping a close watch on the data collected online from minors as well.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are set to take place from July 26 to August 11 this year in what will be the first edition of the event in France’s capital city for a century. It is then due to be followed by the Paralympic Games for the first time ever in Paris from August 28 to September 8.

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