Chicago Targets Camera Phones

By eweek  |  Posted 2003-12-18 Print this article Print
As early as this week, the Chicago City Council is to vote on a proposal to ban the use of camera phones in public bathrooms, locker rooms and showers. Chicago Alderman Edward M. Burke wanted to ban the use of camera phones in places where "the average Chicagoan would expect a reasonable right to privacy."

While privacy experts, municipalities and the American Civil Liberties Union agree that photos should not be taken without consent in public bathrooms and showers, there is no consensus on the best method of balancing the camera owners rights with those of the unsuspecting citizen.

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