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Legco Cameras Will Not Be Investigated

SURVEILLANCE—HONG KONG

April 22, 2011

Some lawmakers are voicing opposition to the recent installation of cameras outside the Legislative Council (Legco) building, but while the cameras did not come with the legally required notification signs, the privacy commissioner's office will not investigate, reports The Standard. Privacy Commissioner Allan Chiang Yam-wang said "the secretariat has told me that the signs will be put up soon. We'll only investigate the matter if they continually breach privacy guidelines..." According to the Legco secretariat, the cameras were installed to monitor protests and protect people in the building, but others say they "impair freedom of expression" and are unnecessary because police bring a video team to protests, the report states.
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