Focus 12: Who's Watching You
Cameras cameras everywhere, but now questions about who is watching what is transmitted through the air.
Micael Olchowoj from National Security and Surveillance says security cameras have increased in demand since 9-11. He says they can be put anywhere and range in sizes. Recently, small digital cameras have been installed in taxis and have actually helped to cut down on crime.
However, Barbara Bernstein with the Long Island Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union questions who is watching all of these video feeds and what is being done with the images. According to Bernstein, there are few laws governing what can be done with security camera footage.
Nassau Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla says cameras can be placed almost anywhere, but there are restrictions. A state video voyeurism law prevents cameras from being installed where people expect a certain level of privacy, like a bedroom or bathroom.