Joe Masoodi

Police and governments may increasingly adopt surveillance technologies in response to coronavirus fears

By Joe Masoodi , The Conversation, 23 March, 2020

Facial recognition software could be applied to managing people during pandemics.

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated headlines with public fears mounting and governments around the world scrambling to find ways to control the spread of the virus. Many governments have declared national emergencies, with the Canadian federal government...

Joe Masoodi

MA Candidate, Department of Sociology, Queen's University (Completed 2019)

Joe Masoodi is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science (Brock) and Masters in War Studies (Royal Military College of Canada). He is currently interested in the relations between international/domestic security, surveillance studies, and information communication technologies. When Joe isn’t reading, he enjoys hiking, coffee and star gazing...though not in that particular order.