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Greens: Use Must Comply with Privacy Act

CCTV—NEW SOUTH WALES

May 30, 2013

Government News reports that a “fresh row over how councils can use video surveillance and CCTV in New South Wales has erupted,” noting efforts to “relax privacy regulations governing cameras” have been met with a motion by the Greens aimed at ensuring that if councils use CCTV, “these cameras must be useful, fit for purpose and compliant with privacy laws.” Greens Spokesman for Local Government David Shoebridge has said the motion would not prohibit councils from using CCTV but instead would require them “to comply with Privacy Act requirements,” the report states.
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