Australia: fans on the alert

For fans of the French football team and beyond, this Tuesday, November 22 is a special and long-awaited day. It is today that the team crowned in 2018 in Russia makes its entry into the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar.

As in 2018, the France will be opposed to Australia for entering the competition. To know if the outcome of the meeting for the France team will be as favorable as four years ago with a victory, it will be necessary to follow the match starting at 8 p.m. Paris time (10 p.m. local time in the city of Al Wakrah, about twenty kilometers from the capital Doha).

After Denmark – Tunisia, this will be the second match of the first day of group D. The match can be followed live on the channel TF1, its online site ( and its MyTF1 application on mobile. By recalling that TF1 finally renewed at the beginning of the month a distribution agreement for its TNT channels with subscribers to Canal+ group offers and TNT Sat users. The France – Australia match will also be broadcast on beIN Sports 1.

Call for vigilance for personal data

The venue for the match at Al Wakrahau in Qatar is the Al Janoub Stadium with a capacity of 40,000 which will be halved after the competition. Less than 3,500 French supporters should be there. For those who make the trip, the National Commission for Computing and Freedoms (Cnil) has called for vigilance.


To the Politico media, a Cnil spokesperson said that ideally, football fans present in Qatar for the World Cup should use ” and smartphone vierge ” or ” an old phone that has been reset. “An astonishing recommendation which is justified by the obligation to install two applications.

The official application of the Hayya event (management of match tickets, free access to the metro, etc.) and the Ehteraz contact tracing application for Covid-19 have a potentially the spyware with the conditions of use and authorizations to be granted. They raise concerns for the protection of personal data.

Not just for Qatar

Particular attention must also be paid to content in the smartphone that could put users in difficulty with respect to the legislation of the country. For example, sexual orientation and political opinions.

That said, and in a more general way, the CNIL makes recommendations of the same order when trips outside the European Union. Not just for Qatar.

These recommendations take up the idea of ​​a blank smartphone, the installation of a compulsory application in a country at the last moment, the limitation of authorizations and the removal of the application on return to France, limiting the connection on site to services requiring authentication.

Source: GNT – Actualités by

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