Feb 142011
 February 14, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Tom Whitehead and James Kirkup report:

Any member of the public will be able to refer a local authority for judicial review if they can argue their cameras were set up or are being used inappropriately.

It means town halls risk legal action if they expand their CCTV schemes without proper public consultation or have cameras intruding on someone’s privacy such as constantly pointing at private homes.

The move is part of the biggest reform of civil liberties in more than 300 years to be unveiled today.

Read more in the Telegraph.

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