US proposal for police body cameras
Tue 9 Dec 2014, 03:00

EFF discusses the pros and cons of President Obama’s announcement about federal assistance to local law enforcement. Body cameras are the most concrete piece of President Obama's proposal.

One of the problems is that, unless used very carefully, body cameras incidentally capture footage of anyone in the line of a police officer’s sight. An ACLU policy paper notes that body cameras can be a good thing— when accompanied by strong policies to address the privacy concerns. The paper points out several issues that must be considered in developing such policies.