video surveillance

Book reveals myths behind CCTV surveillance in France


French sociologist Élodie Lemaire spent 16 months alongside various different professionals involved in CCTV surveillance in a town in northern France. The result is a book that highlights both the myths and realities of video surveillance. It reveals a technology that is limited in its impact by both technical issues and power struggles between judges, the police and CCTV operators. Jérôme Hourdeaux reports.

Paris court rejects November attacks suspect's surveillance demand

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A French court dismisses Salah Abdeslam's request that 24/24 video surveillance of his cell is halted on grounds of invasion of privacy.