Feb 102011
 February 10, 2011  Posted by  Surveillance

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: ACLU: Chicagoans among most-watched citizens in U.S.

Related: Chicago’s video surveillance cameras: A pervasive and unregulated threat to our privacy (ACLU report)

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