Archive for the 'Body-worn cameras and privacy' Category

USA – Washington State: The Seattle Police Dept. body camera question: Better policing practices or your privacy? (2014-05-09)

Posted on May 9 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Until privacy issues are resolved, the SPD is putting its body camera pilot program on hold as recommended by the attorney-general. The technology may reduce officer use of force, but it also skirts the edges of Washington privacy laws. State laws place restrictions on recording private conversations without a person’s permission. The […]

USA – As More Police Wear Cameras, Policy Questions Arise (2011-11-07)

Posted on November 7 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: Companies such as Taser are making small, durable cameras designed to be worn on police officer’s uniforms. The idea is to capture video from the officer’s point of view, for use as evidence against suspects, as well as to help monitor officers’ behavior toward the public. The unions generally want guarantees that superiors […]