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Study: Cameras Violate Federal Laws

SURVEILLANCE

January 4, 2013

A recent study has found that most Canadian retailers using surveillance cameras are failing to follow new federal rules, CBC News reports. University of Toronto Prof. Andrew Clement’s study of hundreds of cameras found that about 30 percent contained a sign alerting individuals of their use, and none met the minimum requirements under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act. Nathalie Des Rosiers, general counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, said it’s “a question of not depriving people of the opportunity to make a decision themselves about what they want to share and what they do not want to share, and that’s a fundamental aspect of human dignity.”
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