How can we avoid CCTV surveillance?

19/11/2022 | The Guardian

An article in The Guardian discusses the prevalence of CCTV cameras in society and whether we (as citizens) can do anything to stop being, or limit, being under constant surveillance. The article interviews Gus Hosein, director of Privacy International, who points out the history of CCTV camera usage in the UK. Initially introduced to combat football hooliganism at stadiums and transport, Tony Blair expanded CCTV use to fight crime. Insurance companies played a part too, persuading companies to install cameras during policy renewals. Gus points out we still have crime! 

So, can we avoid surveillance? Online, to an extent, but it's almost impossible in the real world, especially without accountability or robust regulation.  

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