Coffee, FIDE’s Hidden Cameras & other Nonsense
How are you today? This past week saw me in action at the tough Portuguese Team Championship in Evora, and as a result I had not been able to dedicate as much time to this blog as I would have wanted. This week should see me make up for it.
Thinking of Hiding
in a Washroom Stall ?
FIDE’s Hidden Cameras?
Though laws regarding hidden cameras may vary from country to country, there is a general consensus that when people enter public restrooms, locker rooms, and other similar spaces, these people expect a “reasonable right to privacy” and placing a camera in one of these instances can then become illegal.
The recent cheating incident involving Grandmaster Igor Rausis and several individuals of FIDE’s Fair Play Committee – and especially Yuri Garrett – has raised numerous doubts about the legal basis for FIDE’s new methods and whether such methods will now become the norm in FIDE events.
In my view there is a clear need for FIDE president Dvorkovich to distance himself from Yuri Garrett’s methods, as there is a clear need for Dvorkovich to reassure all chess players that such methods will not be used in future tournaments when dealing with ‘suspected’ cheats.
To be continued…