Thursday, July 10, 2008

Edmonton addresses perception of public safety with surveillance cameras

The police in Edmonton, Alberta are proposing to place surveillance cameras on the city's popular strip. Frank Work, the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta is not impressed. And in case you were wondering if this is about perceptions, here you have it directly from Sgt. Gary Godziuk, with the city's public safety compliance team:

"The cameras will contribute to the overall perception of public safety and the mitigation of crime and disorder."

See: - Edmonton News - Here's looking at you.

1 comment:

David Canton said...

So the privacy warning on the cameras might say: "Security theatre in effect- won't cut crime - but have a nice day."