Smart cameras and the right to privacy

William H. Widen

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This essay provides a matrix for use by researchers and system designers as a heuristic device to assess the likely legality of the deployment of a surveillance camera system. After presenting the matrix the essay considers examples in which smart camera technology might enhance the venues for deployment of surveillance cameras. Lastly, the article speculates about legal risks that may confront smart camera technology as it becomes more sophisticated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4658783
Pages (from-to)1688-1697
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2008


  • Cameras
  • Distributed smart cameras
  • Privacy
  • Smart cameras

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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