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Watching The Watchers - The Surveillance State Exposed
Date: 26 May 2011 Time: 12:00 - 4:00pm
Venue: Furness Lecture Theatre 1
CHARLES FARRIER presents
'Watching The Watchers - The Surveillance State Exposed'
PUBLIC TALK AND DISCUSSION
26th May (Thursday) 12:00-4:00pm
Furness Lecture Theatre 1, Lancaster University
What if all your assumptions about CCTV were wrong? What if you were told that surveillance cameras do not reduce crime - would you still be in favour of them? What if CCTV cameras caused the very problems they purport to prevent? Is there really a difference between soviet style roadside checkpoints and Automatic Number
Plate Recognition Cameras? Did you know that the expansion of number plate cameras is part of a Home Office/ACPO agenda called Project Columbus?
Are CCTV cameras against the very principles of the Common Law that has underpinned our society for hundreds of years? Did you know that the government released a National CCTV Strategy in 2007? The coalition government has tried to play up their pro civil liberties credentials - but the desire to further regulate CCTV was spelt out in the 2007 Strategy.
Isn't it rude to stare? Is the UK surveillance-mad or just mad?
Lancaster University Head of Security Mark Salisbury said that he will do his 'best to attend'.
ALL WELCOME !!!
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: Sociology
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