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A new report claims the use of surveillance cameras in Canada is skyrocketing

They’re watching you! A new report from the Surveillance Camera Awareness Network (SCAN) shows that the use of surveillance cameras in Canada is skyrocketing. In Ottawa, taxis have been equipped with taxi cams. In Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, cameras now litter the subway system. And, in preparation for the 2010 games, cameras are being spread throughout the streets of Vancouver. The SCAN reports suggests the latest trend may pose new “privacy and ethical concerns.” But the study authors admit that most Canadians don’t seem too hot and bothered. Nearly 75 per cent of Canadians believe camera surveillance helps reduce crime. Says SCAN: “public opinion is generally very favourable to their installation.”

Ottawa Citizen

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