Vast Majority Of CCTV Cameras Are Privately Owned

cctv cameraBig Brother may be private and unregulated, Russia Today reports, regarding the United Kingdom:

There are 70 times more privately owned surveillance cameras in the UK than government ones, a new study has revealed. The research found that Britain has a total of 5.9 million cameras and called for better regulation of privately owned devices.

Some 70,000 cameras run by the British police and authorities make “perhaps only 1.2 to 1.7 per cent” of the overall number of CCTV cameras in the UK, the study reads. The research was conducted for the British Security Industry Association.

The study’s conclusions challenge the UK’s popular image as a “Big Brother” state, claiming that such notions are “misplaced.” Instead, its authors believe the lack of regulation governing privately run cameras is a bigger concern for Britain, and have called for establishing rules to enforce “better standards.”

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  • Reasor

    It sounds like the cops don’t like being watched by private citizens in any part of the world.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Corporate Chaos or
    Centralized Order

    Either way i expect the CCTV to create the opposite

  • DeepCough

    Big Brother: A corporation that’s looking out for you.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Tyranny can’t be private, ’cause magic!

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