The federal Privacy Commissioner has just released a report giving guidance on the privacy implications of police wearing body-worn cameras, and what police need to do to comply with privacy laws.
It points out that the issues around body-worn cameras are more complex than on fixed cameras.
As is usually the case with privacy issues, it is about balance – in this case balancing the advantages of the cameras with privacy concerns.
The report has this to say about balance:
There are various reasons why a LEA might contemplate adopting BWCs. LEAs could view the use of BWCs as bringing . . . [more]