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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: We See You! How Russia Has Expanded Its Video-Surveillance System

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In 2020, Russia ranked third in the world in terms of the number of CCTV cameras on its territory. The country also invested millions of dollars in facial-recognition software and launched one of the world’s most comprehensive surveillance systems in Moscow. While authorities say this will increase public safety and help fight the coronavirus pandemic, human rights activists have raised concerns about the lack of regulation and possible violations of data privacy.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

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