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Edmonton Police To Test Body-Worn Video

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October 12, 2012

Edmonton police have begun a yearlong pilot program to test audio and video recording devices that are small enough to be worn on uniforms, reports the Toronto Sun. The body-worn video recording systems were tested in Victoria, BC, in 2009 and were met with concerns about access and use of the recordings as well as the officers’ ability to turn the cameras on and off at will. Edmonton police are hearing similar concerns, and while Alberta’s privacy commissioner has been alerted to the plan, the office says it’s too soon to tell if there will be privacy concerns.
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