UK: Times article on "creeping database state" and EU: Draft Council conclusions on the use of closed-circuit television surveillance in combating terrorism

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Draft Council conclusions

The latter includes enabling: "police and security services to benefit from a full national or regional mapping of CCTV installations, which could help them to carry out their missions." and "Advantage should be taken of the possibilities offered by developments in technology."

This is a reference to the next generation of CCTV cameras which collect and store digital images which can be searched for facial matches, See The Shape of Things to Come of "Internet of Things", the "digital tsunami" and surveillance by public security agencies.

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