News from Australia, where the New South Wales Police
have today launched a voluntary registration scheme
, to help build a detailed database listing all the privately operated CCTV Systems, located throughout the state.
Now the idea of a law enforcement agency listing details of existing Closed Circuit Television Systems is certainly not new in itself, but by recognising the potential for rapidly locating and retrieving vital security video recordings after the event, this approach has probably not been tried before over such a large geographical area.
It will be interesting to see how rapidly this approach is picked up and implemented by other police forces around the globe, and indeed how comfortably it sits with those most interested in upholding civil liberties.