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School Defends Camera Placement

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

July 29, 2011

A high school principal has said his school will strategically place cameras in school restrooms to help prevent "tagging" and smoking, TVNZ reports. The privacy commissioner's office says schools need to be "very careful" about camera use and provided placement recommendations, adding that there would need to be "extraordinary circumstances" to make the case for using restroom cameras. The principal said the school is trying to limit transgressions and "create a nicer place" for the students.
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