How Do You Feel About Hidden Cameras on Your Property?
According to an article on CNET, U.S. District Judge William Griesbach made the ruling for Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents to instill several surveillance cameras on a person’s rural property without permission or a warrant. The cameras were installed in order for the agents to find evidence of marijuana plants being grown on the property.
The Justice Departments argues that installing hidden cameras on private properties may be subject only to budgetary limits and political pressure because such equipment is becoming more affordable and easier to obtain.
"Placing a video camera in a location that allows law enforcement to record activities outside of a home and beyond protected curtilage does not violate the Fourth Amendment," said Justice Department prosecutors James Santelle and William Lipscomb.
Do you agree? Do you think the placement of hidden cameras on your property is okay? Or would you feel like your privacy has been violated?
The DEA did place the cameras on private property in the hopes of catching criminals. Do you think that makes any difference? I personally think you’re entitled to complete privacy when you’re at home, but I’m not quite sure how positive that is today.
With all the technology out there, you can be videotaped at any time – and not just by police officers installing hidden cameras. Neighbors, friends, family members, and other might videotape you or take your pictures without your knowledge at any time. Sounds scary, but it’s true. If we’re not aware of our actions being recorded, does it matter? I think, yes.
Posted by Lindsay Page on Feb 07, 2013