Illegal Retail Surveillance

By John Honovich, Published Jan 15, 2013, 07:00pm EST (Info+)

Canada's national public broadcaster has a critical report on widespread illegal video surveillance use in major retailers. In this note, we examine the cause, the rationale behind it, the potential impact and how this differs across countries.

Law

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