I sell surveillance systems for home security and protection. I love hidden cameras and what they can do to help private citizens learn about their nanny’s, employees, and those they believe they can trust…such as a spouse. But I do not trust all that surveillance system power in the hands of our government under the guise of “this is for our own good”. The only purpose it serves is theirs and their purpose is not our own good.
COMMENT: Privacy sacrificed to cameras and the benefits are dubious
- by: Des Houghton
- From: The Courier-Mail
- August 15, 2012 12:00AM
Source: The Courier-Mail
THE State Government has spent millions of dollars on surveillance cameras that invade your privacy.
We suffer the intrusion in the belief they promote public safety, maintain good order and prevent crimes such as theft and vandalism.
But the cameras may not deter criminals at all.
These worrying findings are contained in a report tabled in Parliament last week by Queensland Information Commissioner Julie Kinross.
Queensland government agencies have 20,000 cameras to monitor people in public places, Kinross reports.
Private businesses and householders have hundreds of thousands more spy cameras and their use is growing. And there is an army of private security watchdogs scrutinizing you.
So it’s almost impossible now to remain an anonymous figure in society. Read more…Show me more.
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