Policy Briefing Memo – Studying the Impact of Photo and Video Surveillance of Public Places within Canada

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Policy Briefing Memo – Studying the Impact of Photo and Video Surveillance of Public Places within Canada
Photo and video Surveillance are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s society.  Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) video cameras are so common and so familiar in the public places of the 21st century western world that they are either forgotten or ignored.  However, from its origins, public video surveillance and CCTV has had its critics, with the principle argument against its use being that it breaches privacy rights and legislation.  This paper will demonstrate that this type of public surveillance does not impede on the individual’s right to privacy, but reduces crime and improves public safety significantly.  Further, it will...
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