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Security Cameras in Lawrence Won’t Invade Privacy, City Officials Say

July 29, 2019

Dozens of security cameras installed earlier this year in the high-crime city of Lawrence will be used to assist police in tracking down suspects in crimes but “will not be used” to “invade the privacy of individuals, survey the interior of private premises except as could be seen from the outside with a naked eye, harass and intimidate any individual or group, or, finally, for the sole purpose of viewpoint surveillance,” according to regulations set to go into effect in August.

The cameras are supposed to be conspicuously marked, according to the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune. They do not record sound, the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune reported.

Images recorded by the cameras are subject to the state’s public records law, the regulations note.




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