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ref date:27 Aug 2000 (CD)
Wireless video spying by police may be illegal

Louise Thornton, a post-graduate electrical and electronic engineering student at Strathclyde University, is developing a system that will use wireless technology (similar to the USA W.A.P. standard) to permit the real time transmission of video via cellular/wireless devices - initially for police use.

Video taping people with city centre cameras and by Bobbies on the beat may well soon come under court scrutiny as these cameras may help reduce crime but they also invade privacy on a massive scale.