Who is Watching you? And Why?
Public Forum Discussion on Canadian Video Surveillance Technologies, Practices and Privacy Now and in the Future
The Organizing Committee have been conducting a research project funded by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) that explores how people think about and experience video surveillance technologies (i.e. CCTV cameras) in everyday life. We have sought to determine what Canadian’s know about video surveillance, and what they would like to know. The public forum will be a vehicle both to present some of our findings and to engage stakeholders in a broader discussion about video surveillance practices and policy in Canada.
The panel will include representation from government, industry, civil society, and academe and will be streamed and open to the public. As a panelist we would ask you to consider and briefly discuss three questions:
- What is the most significant challenge or opportunity facing video surveillance in Canada?
- What should Canadians know about video surveillance practices and policy in Canada?
- What can be done to promote positive discussion among stakeholders?
The Organizing Committee,
Joseph Ferenbok, Principal Investigator
Andrew Clement, Co-Investigator
Brenda McPhail, Roxanna Dehghan, Alex Cybulski, Research Assistants