City of Vancouver flouts its own CCTV surveillance rules

August 30, 2012
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City of Vancouver flouts its own CCTV surveillance rules

The City of Vancouver’s emergency-management department has been ignoring the city’s policies governing closed-circuit-television surveillance since those policies were created in 2005.

This became clear last May after the Georgia Straight reviewed the city’s “City of Vancouver REM CCTV Policy” and submitted freedom-of-information (FOI) requests for documents wherever the policy mandated record-keeping. Subsequently, the Straight found evidence of severe and chronic policy breaches. Read more at the Georgia Straight.

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