Public Surveillance Impinging on Our Privacy and Assist for Crime Prevention

1620 Words Aug 15th, 2013 7 Pages
PUBLIC SURVEILLANCE IMPINGING ON OUR PRIVACY AND ASSIST FOR CRIME PREVENTION

In the modern world there have been a lot of technological advances within societies. Technology concerns about security and surveillance has changed the thoughts of people. This surveillance technology consist of spying video cameras, CCTV security and surveillance cameras, surveillance electronic communications, face recognition and many others. Some people think this technology is okay while others carry a different view. These people feel that it is an invasion of privacy, especially when it is in a public place. Use of surveillance technology are impinging on our privacy as they are affecting student moral, privacy at workplace, behavior of people, life
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These stolen databases are even soled to special agencies and institutions. Forth way is Discriminatory targeting, in Great Britain camera operators have been found to focus disproportionately on people of color, black people were more likely to be surveilled than one would expect from their presence in the population. Not only black people but all minority people are surveilled more than any others in USA and Europe. And last way is voyeurism; the researchers found that in Britain CCTV cameras are misused voyeuristically spy on women. Fully one in 10 women was targeted for entirely voyeuristic reasons. In Britain cameras are going too far, these cameras are turning to bedrooms rather than suppose to be focused on roads of Britain. This is how surveillance technology is misused in USA and Europe and many other developed countries.
Furthermore, Misuse of CCTV surveillance is not limited; Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes revealed his office opened 783 formal complaints during 2010, with more than 400 cases related to data security breaches. This is how day by day use of CCTV is increasing and misuse of it is also increasing so it will be better to reduce usage of this CCTV. There are so many issue in more developed countries due to high use of surveillance technology An article title of BBC new on 6 December 2005 “CCTV staff 'spied on naked woman'” Two council workers used CCTV
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