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How facial recognition is taking over a French ciτυ

European authorities are competing to deploy facial recognition tech.

Nice in southern France is in the lead.

  • Laura Kayali
  • Politico

NICE, France — Welcome to France’s facial recognition laboratory.

With its pebble beaches and iconic Promenade des Anglais boardwalk, the Riviera city of Nice is best-known as a holiday destination favored by tourists and well-heeled French retirees.

But the city is carving out another niche under the leadership of right-wing mayor Christian Estrosi — as a testing ground for…

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