Some say it was an ominous sign when some Bobbies’ helmetcams literally caught fire. The darling of proponents of security on city streets,
RIPA gives 474 local governments and 318 agencies, powers once held by only a handful of law enforcement and security service organizations. Under the law, the localities and agencies can film people with hidden cameras, look through telephone calls and Web site visits and enlist undercover ''agents.''
Sir Christopher Rose, the chief surveillance commissioner, said that local governments had conducted nearly 5,000 ''directed surveillance missions'' in the year ending in March and that other public authorities had carried out roughly the same amount.
The review of RIPA, coupled with some studies that show a lack of impact on crime by security cameras and the down economy, may show
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