The UK is famous for its surveillance cameras that help them solve serious crimes faster than in many other places. At the same time, surveillance cameras are or can be, a threat to personal integrity. They can be abused.
What is worth more, the integrity of all citizens, criminals and law-abiding everyday people, or higher serious crime clear-up rates? Is one solved murder worth the lost personal integrity of a million people? Is ten solved murders? If the video footage ends up in the wrong hands or on the internet, is that a cost we are willing to pay for solving more crimes?
What do you think? Is surveilling many innocent people an acceptable cost of higher crime-solving rates?
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