Facial recognition, CCTV in taxis, and hummingbirds that take photos

It seems that CCTV technology is advancing more quickly than the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition can make half-hearted attempts to regulate it. If we sound cynical, please forgive us. No sooner has the Freedom Bill made its appearance — and been demonstrated to contain...

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Will the Freedom Bill actually increase our freedom?

It’s beginning to happen. Gears are grinding, levers are pumping, and the Freedom Bill is making its way slowly and steadily towards becoming law. The Daily Mail reports that the forthcoming code governing CCTV use will constitute a Blow for Big Brother Britain. In truth, it does...

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CCTV: the new frontier of parking enforcement

If you’re concerned for the protection of your civil liberties, you probably have doubts about CCTV on a blanket basis. You may be unconvinced by the argument that CCTV prevents or helps to detect crime, and view it more as an infringement upon your privacy than as a legitimate...

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Will the Freedom Bill tackle CCTV in schools?

News emerged last week that Stoke Park School & Community Technology College, in Coventry, has installed a mind-boggling 112 CCTV cameras to monitor 1090 students. While the acting head teacher defended this fact by claiming that there were no cameras in the toilets or in changing...

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