Local Governments Requiring Businesses To Spy On Patrons?
from the seems-a-bit-orwellian dept
We've all heard stories about how surveillance cameras are just about everywhere these days, with both private companies and government organizations taking party in surveillance nirvana. However, some companies still don't see the need to spy on all of their customers -- and to them, a bunch of politicians are saying "too bad." New laws are being proposed in a variety of places, including Chicago, that would require many businesses to install security cameras, even if they're not wanted by the business owners. Also, can someone please come up with the equivalent for Godwin's Law concerning any discussion on potential privacy violations? Here, I'll take a shot: in any discussion about potential privacy violations, it's only a matter of time until someone says: "If you're not doing anything wrong, what do you have to worry about?"