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CCTV pics can land in wrong hands

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That children’s privacy was never even considered when this camera was illegally approved is worrying because it shows a dictatorial ‘we know what’s best for you’ attitude.


15 Aug 2020
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CCTV pics can land in wrong hands

CCTV cameras are seen in Melville, 17 January 2020. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Gone are the days when ordinary South Africans – as opposed to criminals and politicians (is there much difference between them?) – would meekly accept their lot and obey the laws and regulations imposed by authority. This has resulted in two growing behaviours: one which ignores the law and the other which wants it strengthened in crucial areas. Perhaps encouraged by the lack of consequences for many law-breakers and thieves, a culture has emerged in urban areas where municipal bylaws are either bent or ignored entirely. This is evident in places like Johannesburg where illegal advertising has become a plague....

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