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CCTV Shoplifting Site Raises Concerns

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA

December 9, 2011

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a website shop owners are using to fight back against shoplifters and the privacy concerns this use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage is raising. "Retailers are able to upload images and CCTV footage of people they accuse of shoplifting onto whotube.com," the report states, where members of the public can view them and share information. The site has resulted in two arrests so far, but one civil liberties advocate is among those raising concerns that "effectively naming and shaming people should not be left up to an unregulated website."
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