Legal Feature


Guidelines for Public Video Surveillance: A Guide to Protecting Communities and Preserving Civil Liberties



July 25, 2007

This special report, "Guidelines for Public Video Surveillance: A Guide to Protecting Communities and Preserving Civil Liberties," issued by the Constitution Project, examines recent developments regarding the use of video surveillance systems, including rapidly advancing technology, the increased threat of terrorism, and the fact that existing legal regulations have failed to keep pace with these modern changes. The report offers numerous guidelines on how communities can develop a strong and effective system that also protects the privacy rights and civil liberties of its residents.