European Data Protection Digest

Restaurant Employees Object to “Digital Specs”

PRIVACY—FRANCE

July 19, 2012

The Associated Press reports on employees in a Paris fast food restaurant “who stopped a Canadian computer engineering professor from wearing computerized eyeglasses” due to privacy concerns. Steve Mann, who designed a vision device “similar to the enhanced reality glasses recently announced by Google,” described the incident at the Champs Elysees McDonald’s in a blog post, alleging staff members knocked the glasses off and grabbed them. Employees contend the exchange was respectful, noting “they were concerned about privacy violations when they approached Mann,” the report states.
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