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Camera Surveillance and Privacy:
Legal, Technical & Psychological Considerations
Maynard Riley - December 3, 2006
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Abstract
Legal Considerations
Technical Considerations
Psychological Considerations
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Abstract
      Privacy is an under-protected right in the United Sates. Privacy is not protected constitutionally, leaving it to be protected legislatively. There is an intense push by government at all levels to vastly expand camera surveillance in public places. Coupled with other tracking technologies, surveillance in general can aggregately track a person through all of their public movements. The federal government has a vision to merge commercial and governmental databases, thus linking surveillance data with all available personal information existing in the info-sphere. The psychological effects on the human psyche is damaging and dehumanizing.