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Town video taping of its citizens
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by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood,
on Aug 25, 2010
It has come to my attention that the Town has video cameras and taping devices installed at locations where the Town staff has contact with the public. I urge you to either immediately cease the use of these devices and to destroy all of the accumulated recordings OR to immediately and publicly disclose their presence and the policies regarding 1) who has access to the recorded information, 2) for what specific purposes 3) how long and where are the recordings retained and 5) if an individual member of the public can request to NOT have their interactions with the Town staff recorded and still have access to the appropriate Town staff.
If these recording devices remain in operation I will then submit a public records requests for copies of the recordings for every time that I was personally recorded while visiting my Town Hall and meeting with Town employees - including receiving counter service and US Postal services.