UK CCTV use called 'an utter fiasco'
Fortunately, it is not nearly as bad here in Ireland (yet) ... how is it where you live?
I am often asked to cease taking photographs but no one asks for my permission to be videoed (I am referring to street facing cameras) as I walk along the public footpath.
Britain's network of security cameras has been 'an utter fiasco', failing to cut crime despite billions of pounds being spent on it, a senior detective was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
The UK has the most surveillance in the world, according to civil liberty groups and security experts, with an estimated 4.2m closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on buildings, shops, roads and stations.
But the Guardian newspaper reported Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville of London police as saying that only 3% of the capital's street robberies are solved using CCTV footage and criminals are not afraid of being caught on camera.