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Some Bullish, Others Cautious About Rising Use of CCTV

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

March 13, 2012

Radio New Zealand reports on the increasing use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) in public places such as taxis, bars and hotels. The reporter interviews citizens, law enforcement, businesspeople, an academic and others about its use. New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says CCTV's prevalence in the country combined with the ease of posting CCTV footage to the Internet has created a "convergence issue." She says establishments using CCTV should have robust plans and practices in place for handling and storing the footage gleaned, and recommends users heed the CCTV guidelines released by her office in 2009.
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