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Daily Dashboard | Venice uses cellphone data, surveillance cameras to track tourists Related reading: A new era of US privacy policy? National security restrictions on personal data transactions



City officials in Venice are collecting tourists' cellphone data and using surveillance cameras to monitor visitors, The New York Times reports. Software can track individuals' speed and path of travel, as well as age, sex and country of origin. Officials say the data is being gathered to prevent crowding and cellphone data is gathered anonymously. A data manager in Venice, Luca Corsato, said the city's "massive and constant" use of data is "dangerous." 
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