Privacy and safety


Surveillance technology is now a standard feature in the fight against crime, states Natasha Mitchell on Life Matters.

CCTV cameras are everywhere and CCTV camera vision helped to identify the man accused of the murder of Jill Meagher in Melbourne. Clubs and hotels also now scan licences or fingerprints before allowing access to the venue. But does this kind of technology really make us safer and what happens to all the personal data that’s collected? Are we less concerned than we used to be about personal privacy?

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