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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Saturday, February 18, 2006
The Houston Police Chief has stirred up controversy by suggesting that surveillance cameras should be mandatory for all shopping malls, apartment complexes, public streets and perhaps even private homes. The Houston Police is facing a personnel shortage and the Chief appears to think that the technology will offset the lack of human resources. Not surprisingly, some people think this really isn't a great idea (particularly in the private home part). Check out the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Houston eyes cameras at apartment complexes.
The folks over at Slashdot have a thing or two to say about it, as well: Slashdot Houston Police Chief Wants Cameras in Homes.
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