Brazil Guarantees Efficient Security Plan for 2014 FIFA World Cup
By Dialogo October 13, 2011
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup less than a thousand days away, the Brazilian government said authorities will have an efficient security plan in place for soccer’s biggest event.
Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardoso said in an interview with Brazilian radio stations that “the 2014 World Cup will be a very safe event.”
One of the security measures that the government plans to implement is facial recognition software, in which Brazilian police will use futuristic Robocop-style glasses fitted with facial recognition equipment to identify and root out troublemakers at the 2014 World Cup.
A small camera fitted to the glasses can capture 400 facial images per second and send them to a central computer database storing up to 13 million faces.
Minister Cardoso said the government is developing a public safety plan that will be unveiled “soon.”
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be held in 12 cities throughout Brazil. Played every four years, the month long tournament from June to July is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of fans from all over the world.