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April 19, 2019

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In the Name of Safety: Video Surveillance
Last Featured: 2/25/2002

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With the help of anti-crime surveillance equipment, police scanned the faces of every Super Bowl attendee in a search of potential terrorists. Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using surveillance cameras on building facades to scan street corners, public parks and other outdoor recreation facilities. Americans have accepted scanners at airports and places deemed “high risk”, but how far is society willing to go? Are the use of high-tech scanners a necessary precaution in our crime-riddled society or an invasion of privacy?

Marc Rotenberg is Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC and teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center. He has testified before Congress on many issues, including encryption policy, computer security, and communications privacy and has served on international advisory panels for the OECD and UNESCO. He is editor of The Privacy Law Sourcebook and co-editor (with Phil Agre) of Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape (MIT Press 1998). Marc is the winner of the 2000 Norbert Wiener Award for Professional and Social Responsibility, the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Service Award and a finalist for the World Technology Award in Law.

Robert J. Castelli , a college professor and security consultant, currently serves on the faculties of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Iona College in New York. A twenty-one year veteran of the New York State Police and Viet Nam veteran, he is an accomplished public speaker and lectures on a wide variety of criminal justice topics, including Security Management, Police Procedure and Terrorism. He is the President of Robert J. Castelli Associates, a security consulting firm in New York and regularly provides expert commentary to the TV, radio and print media. He is a graduate of Palmer College, the State University of New York and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where he was a Pickett Fellow in Criminal Justice Policy and Management from the National Institute of Justice.

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"Who can deny that privacy is a jewel. It has always been the mark of privilege. The poor might have to huddle together in cities for need’s sake, but in each civilization, as it advanced, those who could afford it chose the luxury of a withdrawing place."

— Author Phyllis McGinley

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