Tuesday, November 12, 2002

smile, you're on candid camera

This morning's article by Al Mascitti points out the dramatic increase in the use of cameras in public areas in Wilmington. Although I am still shocked by the Supreme Court's 1987 decision in U.S. v. Dunn, the cameras on public streets do not phase me. We have no "reasonable expectation of privacy" with respect to being viewed as we conduct activities on public streets. Similarly, we are "in plain view".

I do, however, find intriguing Al's suggestion that we put cameras in the offices of public officials.

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