Friday, July 25, 2008

CCTV to monitor Terrorism-No more Bangalore(25th July) Incident

The terrorist bombing in Bangalore is the latest assault on civilization by those whose mindset is still centered in the 12th century. The use of CCTV to monitor public places has been a controversial issue in the United States. However, India has not been reluctant to adopt this technology.
The use of CCTV in law enforcement and counterterrorism is in its early stages of development. However, the emergence of the use of biometrics has enabled the use of CCTV to identify suspects in large crowds. Facial recognition by the use of biometrics will enable law enforcement to identify suspects whose biometics have been entered into a database for use in crime fighting or counterterrorism. That is why intelligence gathering sources are of such vital importance in the fight against terrorism. The question of whether citizens have an “expectation of privacy” in public places is open to debate. Few can argue for such an expectation. The unlawful use of videos can be effectively policed by competent management and the courts. It is obvious that the use of CCTV in public places is a valuable weapon in the war on terror and should be fully adopted by government

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