Sophia Tareen of Associated Press reports:
Chicago emergency management officials defended the city’s expansive network of cameras following a scathing report from a leading civil rights group that raised concerns about the loss of privacy, a lack of regulation and fears the technology could violate the First Amendment.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois called for a full review of the system — with at least 10,000 cameras mounted at locations from skyscrapers to utility poles — saying city officials won’t release basic information such as the exact number and cost of the cameras, nor any incidents of misuse.
Read more in the Chicago Tribune.
Related: Chicago’s video surveillance cameras: A pervasive and unregulated threat to our privacy (ACLU report)