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On April 15, 2013 there was a tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. Almost instantly pictures and videos of "suspects" started to appear on the web. Was this a good thing? Do you have concerns?
Is the collateral damage worth it?
Apr 29, 2013 Elger V

The most important thing with security cameras are the regulations about what can ben done with the footage. In the first place we need rules for the period the footage is stored and who has access to exit. Releasing the videos or pictures to the public is something that needs a court order in my opinion, because lost of privacy concerns come with it.

You saw it with the Boston Bombing, where users of big bulletin boards made innocent people suspects. But in my country (the Netherlands) we had some issue with some boys who abused a guy without a reason and a video of that incident was released. Some big websites searched the internet for the names of these offenders, but an innocent boy with the same name as one of the offenders got dead threats.

You always get some collateral damage with the privacy of people and someone must consider whether it is worth it or not, before the footage is made public.

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