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Name-and-Shame Campaign Incites Calls for Tougher Laws

SURVEILLANCE—NEW SOUTH WALES

September 27, 2012

The owner of a pub who recently started a “name-and-shame” campaign by posting pictures of alleged thieves on the Internet says it will help police when it comes to time and resources, ABC News reports. But civil liberties groups say the campaign “undermines the justice process” and are calling for more relevant privacy laws. Cameron Murphy, president of the New South Wales Council of Civil Liberties, says what’s needed are “proper privacy laws; where we know what the boundaries are and we know what people’s rights are, we also know what their responsibilities are.”
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