The Times – Councils have cut services but spend millions on CCTV

Big Brother Watch Team / January 15, 2019

Councils are spending millions of pounds spying on residents despite cutting services in almost every other area.

Our Director, Silkie Carlo, said:

“Research consistently shows that public cameras are ineffective at deterring, preventing or even solving crime, but that too much CCTV does curb citizens’ freedom. The UK is already one of the most surveilled nations in the world, with six million CCTV cameras recording us every day. Surveillance is no substitute for policing and this will prove to be a terrible waste of money.”

 

The Times: Town halls cut services but spend millions on CCTV