IP Cameras Come Under Scrutiny
ONLINE PRIVACY—NEW ZEALANDFebruary 10, 2012
Experts are reacting to a New Zealand Herald article describing the potential for hackers to access home camera systems via the Internet. One police official noted that consumers using IP cameras should do their homework and make sure "it has robust security protocol." Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said that companies offering IP cameras for residential users "would need to have strict security safeguards, including using encryption and strong password protection." She added that users "would need to be aware of the risks of filming and storing images via the Internet, such as the possibility of being hacked."