A city security camera program on Vancouver Island has caught the attention of privacy advocates, Global News reports. The city of Parksville is offering residents and businesses a $100 rebate to install cameras on their property. The B.C. Freedom of Information and Privacy Association said both public education and consultation are needed considering the program makes it easy for widespread, unregulated camera use. “It opens it up to make it easy for everyone to just put cameras in their backyard and it becomes an acceptable practice,” BCFIPA Executive Director Sara Neuert said. “At some point in time people are going to say, ‘What happened to the days I could just walk down the street without being filmed?’”
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