LE CNIL VEUT COTROLER LA VIDEOSURVEILLANCE DE LIEUX PUBLIQUES
Yippee! This is the lead article today in Le Monde.
Thank goodness someone wants to control video surveillance of public places, somewhere!
CNIL is the National Commission for Information and Freedom [loose translation!] Theyve noticed the move from analog to digital storing of pictures and the consequences of this for searching.
Bad news is that the French are about to triple their number of cameras. Judge Dredd here we come!
Sorry, I know the commentary should have been in French too. Article raises a number of issues that the Anglo-Saxons don’t understand. The Bulger images legitimised video surveilance in the UK and no-one seems terribly interested any more. There’s another discuss question lurking here.