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Under the Watchful Eye: The Proliferation of Video Surveillance Systems in California

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Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher(s): American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

Author(s): Mark Schlosberg; Nicole A. Ozer

Topic: Law and ethics (Constitutional law)

Keywords: free speech; law enforcement; video surviellance; privacy

Type: Report

Coverage: California


This 2007 report explains in detail the joint assessment of the three California ACLU affiliates on government-funded video surveillance cameras and the proliferation of video surveillance in California: Part I looks at the threat posed by public video surveillance to privacy and other civil liberties. Part II examines law enforcement justifications for video surveillance programs and an evaluation of these programs' effectiveness. Part III reviews the findings from our public records survey. Part IV offers policy recommendations.