When Private Entities Use Video Surveillance in Public Space: Personal Benefits vs. Privacy Infringements
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This study examines the most common video surveillance applications currently used by private entities in public spaces. Through literature review and content analysis (Leedy and Ormrod, 2005) the paper examines: monitoring, facial recognition, inclusion of video in larger databases, tracking, and security applications (Davis, 2005). Purported benefits of these technologies are aligned with potential privacy intrusions. A personal decision tool provides readers with a process to evaluate their own feelings about video surveillance and privacy.