Security Cameras to Remain Secret in Toronto

Officials in Toronto have decided to keep secret the locations of 90 security cameras installed on public buildings. Residents and union officials are outraged.

"Members of the government management committee decided yesterday to keep secret the location of 90 security cameras put up at city buildings since January 2007, despite opposition from at least two councillors and one of the city's biggest unions."

"According to Councillor Janet Davis, who does not sit on the committee, having the cameras means having to weigh security needs with the right to privacy of Torontonians."

"Since 2006 when the city's security camera policy was brought in, more than 700 security cameras have been erected at 137 city-owned locations, including civic and recreation centres and social services facilities."

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