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Thursday 26th May 2011 - Lancaster University, Public Talk and discussion
Watching the Watchers - The Surveillance State Exposed
Thursday 26th May 12:00 - 4:00pm
Free and open to all.
Furness Lecture Theatre 1
Lancaster University Head of Security Mark Salisbury said that he will do his 'best to attend'.
ALL WELCOME !!!
* What if all your assumptions about CCTV were wrong?
* What if you were told that surveillance cameras do not reduce crime - would you still be in favour of them?
* What if CCTV cameras caused the very problems they purport to prevent?
* Is there really a difference between soviet style roadside checkpoints and Automatic Number Plate Recognition Cameras?
* Did you know that the expansion of number plate cameras is part of a Home Office/ACPO agenda called Project Columbus?
* Are CCTV cameras against the very principles of the Common Law that has underpinned our society for hundreds of years?
* Did you know that the government released a National CCTV Strategy in 2007?
The coalition government has tried to play up their pro civil liberties credentials - but the desire to further regulate CCTV was spelt out in the 2007 Strategy.
Isn't it rude to stare? Is the UK surveillance-mad or just mad?
for more information visit the Lancaster University Sociology Department wesbite at http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/sociology/event/3714/