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Council Use May Violate Privacy Law

CCTV—NEW SOUTH WALES

October 18, 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports on a legal case that may complicate the implementation of CCTV cameras in New South Wales. Shoalhaven City Council has spent the past two years defending its installation of 18 CCTV cameras. A Shoalhaven resident claims the cameras capture “personal information,” potentially violating state privacy law. If the Administrative Decisions Tribunal finds that the cameras collect personal information, “It will have the effect of reducing surveillance, and CCTV would no longer be available to assist police,” Shoalhaven City Council has argued.
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