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  1. Surveillance creeping into local schools

    Posted Jun 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... such data in a lawful and fair manner.' Chong noted that if a school's CCTV system failed to prevent burglary, then students might legitimately question the rationale for the surveillance ... are installed. Chong added CCTV systems in schools could have a negative effect on learning. 'Nobody enjoys being under surveillance. Students and teachers certainly don't,' he noted. ...

  2. Video nasty

    Posted Jul 06th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... When residents of a tower block in Shenzhen realised surveillance cameras were being used to intrude on their privacy, an ambitious plan to monitor the movements of everyone ... in the movie War of the Worlds. Within two years, security analysts believe, Shenzhen will have video feeding into the database from as many as 2 million surveillance cameras- the highest concentration ...

  3. Under surveillance

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shenzhen is planning to install 200,000 surveillance cameras along major roads, at intersections and on the subway to fight rising crime. Is this a reasonable measure or does it smack of Big Brother? Write to us ...

  4. Surveillance cameras raise privacy concerns

    Posted Sep 07th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Shanghai will install more than 200,000 video surveillance cameras by 2010 to help fight crime, but some citizens have raised privacy concerns. The city would ... cameras to monitor traffic. Estimates show Shanghai will have five video surveillance cameras per square km. City authorities will finish installing them by 2010, when tens of millions of visitors ...

  5. Surveillance bill may give police more power: lawmakers

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Legislators inspecting the covert surveillance bill have criticised what they call shoddy drafting of the proposed law, which may reduce protections and widen police ... there was a 'reasonable suspicion' of a crime being committed before seeking covert surveillance authorisation. 'Say the CIA gives you a name and you tell the judge: 'Someone says he ...

  6. Concerns linger over new surveillance bill

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong The government has made concessions about the definition of public security for its proposed covert surveillance bill, but lawmakers said yesterday that these were insufficient. Legislators scrutinising the Interception of Communications and Surveillance Bill spent their meeting with government officials debating the definition of public security, the second ...

  7. Private guards stand watch at police complex

    Posted Mar 06th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo To cut costs, Tai Po regional HQ tenders out its security work Private security guards have been recruited to replace officers guarding police regional headquarters in Tai Po, it was disclosed yesterday. The move was introduced last month as p ...

  8. Cameras in dirty streets trigger privacy debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee, Patsy Moy

    ... Team Clean's proposal to install closed-circuit television cameras in hygiene black spots has sparked privacy fears. Liberal Party legislator Tommy Cheung Yu-yan said the government should learn from last year's police plan to install closed-cir ...

  9. More spy cameras on the way to curb crime

    Posted Feb 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the next financial year. The surveillance cameras are an initiative of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which operates the parks. 'Our observation showed that the CCTV systems ... surveillance cameras in Lan Kwai Fong met strong opposition from restaurateurs and legislators on privacy grounds. The $2.9 million project was suspended indefinitely. But similar systems have been ...

  10. Guidelines push privacy issues to the forefront

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... in an era of ever more surveillance in the workplace. While it is generally accepted that staff should be monitored to ensure that company time and facilities are not habitually misused, employers ... but strong opposition from Hong Kong employers to the draft code published in March 2002 led the PCO to decide on non-binding guidelines. These do not encourage the use of surveillance ...




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