Apart from its undemocratic nature, there are many reasons why biometric mass surveillance is problematic for human rights and footabll fans’ rights.
Scotland will become the first country in the world to have a statutory Code of Practice on the use of biometric data for policing and criminal justice.
The Council is calling for new rules on with “on the spot” biometric ID checks with mobile fingerprint readers and face scanners.
TDs and interest bodies have raised concern about the privacy implications of the new system, calling for independent oversight to be established.
EDRi and 52 other organizations have written to Members of European Parliament (MEPs) to call for the ban of remote biometric identification in public spaces.
Greece says the system will help identify undocumented migrants but HRW reports Greek police have carried out discriminatory stop and searches of migrants.