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California Law To Allow Windshield Cameras in 2011

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 29, 2010

The Sacramento Bee reports on a new law allowing video cameras to be mounted on vehicle windshields in the name of safety. Assembly Bill 1942 will go into effect January 1 and is expected to be used largely by transportation companies. Images and audio from eight seconds before and four seconds after a crash or quick movement, like a hard stop, would be stored and uploaded to the camera company's Web site to be analyzed. But an ACLU spokeswoman asks, "What is our reasonable expectation of privacy in the workplace?"
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