EPIC Warns DC City Council of Risks of Police Body Cameras

EPIC National Security Counsel Jeramie Scott testified today at a hearing before the D.C. City Council regarding police body-worn cameras. EPIC opposes deployment of "police cams" and warned the D.C. Council of the risks of mass public surveillance. EPIC also pointed to potential liability for the city if harmful images are posted online. EPIC's Scott said there are "more productive means to achieve police accountability that do not carry the risk of increasing surveillance." Scott added that if body cameras are deployed, then the Metropolitan Police Department must comply with all privacy and accountability laws.

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