Illegal Retail Surveillance

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 15, 2013

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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