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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Daley Defends City’s Camera Network

From CBS Chicago:
Mayor Richard M. Daley has rejected a call from the American Civil Liberties Union to stop expanding use of surveillance cameras and to require authorities to have probable cause before zooming in on anyone with a city camera.

On Monday, the ACLU of Illinois issued a report claiming there are about 10,000 cameras in Chicago, including cameras operated by police, public schools, public transit and private businesses linked to the city’s 911 Center.

The ACLU said the city shouldn’t add any more cameras to the city’s surveillance network, because it’s an invasion of privacy.

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