The ACLU wants police officers to wear cameras, but only with privacy protections

Could fitting police with cameras help stop misconduct and save officers themselves from liability risks? It’s an idea that some departments have warmed to, and that some civil liberties activists have tentatively embraced. But turning early experiments into a robust system isn’t as simple as issuing cameras along with guns. To help clarify the issues, the ACLU has issued a series of best practices that could point the way forward, offering suggestions for how to record, when to record, and how to address the privacy issues for police and bystanders alike.

Police cameras lie in a difficult place for privacy advocates. Look at it one way, and it’s a form of mass surveillance — mobile cameras used at the discretion of an omnipresent…

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