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Something we could learn from Sweden

"Warning signs are compulsory when installing security cameras in Sweden... Security cameras are a sensitive issue in Sweden, with public acceptance much lower than in many other countries."

That, I like. I wonder if the British would remain in their state of ovine passivity about the surveillance state if we were confronted by clear signage indicating when we are being electronically eye-balled.

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Blogger Ed said... 1:17 pm

I think I am right in thinking that when CCTV is being used in a public place there already is a requirement for a sign! In fact you can see these signs all over the place.

Apparently a good chunk of public CCTV is useless anyway.  

Blogger Mountjoy said... 2:47 pm

Yes but most of them are hidden away in a corner without signage. The best ones are where you can see yourself on the CCTV screen!  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 3:00 pm

I am a bit less concerned about CCTV than perhaps you are, C

In the criminal case I tried (as a juror) earlier this year, the perp was squarely convicted by CCTV evidence, sine qua non

He is not someone that one would wish to share the streets with

The camera in question is atop a very high pole and I wonder whether there is any meaningful notice about its existence. Frankly, I don't much care.  

Anonymous Verity said... 2:51 am

Ed says: "Apparently a good chunk of public CCTV is useless anyway." ... as they would like you to believe. Defuse the anxiety ...

"Nah! My mate - 'o's in the business - tol' me most of 'em don' work anyway! We're 'avin one over on them, innit?"

Except ...  

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