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APEC Surveillance Cameras Raise Concerns

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

August 31, 2011

Plans to install 30 surveillance cameras ahead of November's APEC summit in Hawaii is prompting privacy concerns, reports KHON2. The Honolulu Police Department says the cameras are necessary for security. But concerns about privacy invasion were raised before the City Council Committee on Safety, Economic Development and Government Affairs. Referring to the 21 world leaders, staff members and media scheduled to arrive, Honolulu Police Department Assistant Chief Greg Lefcourt said, "Their security, the security of the city and county and of the general public is of paramount importance to us." The American Civil Liberties Union says that instead of the cameras, the government should use increased lighting and police patrols. 
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