Municipalities today do not dare to use modern anonymizing camera surveillance technology that both creates security and protects people’s privacy. They are, with good reason, worried that the Swedish supervisory authority IMY will tighten its interpretation of an already outdated set of regulations.
The current camera surveillance law’s main task is to protect citizens’ privacy. People should be able to move about in society without municipalities, police, or private security companies being able to follow every step. Therefore, permission from the Swedish Privacy Protection Agency (IMY) is usually required to set up camera surveillance systems in public environments.
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