Do surveillance cameras make us more safe? Are our privacy rights vanishing in a technological age? The work is inspired by the fact that there are currently more than 40,000 surveillance cameras in New York. After 9/11, the number of cameras in New York City has skyrocketed. Reports show camera growth-rates of 300 percent, 500 percent, even 1,400 percent, depending on the neighborhood and the numbers are still growing. Most of the increase are among private owners but there is a complete absence of regulation or oversight, because the city lacks a system of registry. There is no law to what constraints should be placed upon the government’s access to video images produced by private entities.
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