Nov 152018
 November 15, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Jack Julian reports:

Education officials in Cape Breton are refusing to remove a video camera pointed at the entrance of two student bathrooms, despite objections from Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner.

The camera was one of several at the Rankin School of the Narrows in Iona that was streaming live images to the internet last year because no one set the password on the surveillance system.

“Based on the evidence we have, it is not an authorized collection of personal information, so it isn’t in compliance with the law,” said Catherine Tully, Nova Scotia’s information and privacy commissioner.

Read more on CBC.

  One Response to “Ca: Administrators won’t remove camera pointed at school bathrooms”

  1. I think the privacy commissioner was home schooled if she doesn’t understand the need for cameras outside of bathrooms. Now that they are digitally protected, there should be no problem keeping them. I would really like to hear her articulate what she thinks could go wrong by having these cameras there. On the other hand, taking them away is one less tool to combat school fights and assaults.

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