Jul 242010
 July 24, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Jason Van Rassel reports:

Declining crime rates should prompt cities like Calgary to consider switching off surveillance cameras in public places, Alberta’s privacy commissioner said.

Responding to figures released by Statistics Canada this week, privacy commissioner Frank Work said people shouldn’t be so quick to accept the intrusion of surveillance cameras in public places.

“The barbarians aren’t loose in the streets — maybe we can afford to be a bit more skeptical,” Work said.

Read more in the Calgary Herald.

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