La Dolce Vita, you belief is to me a rather philosophical way off looking at it, but I see where you are coming from, but maybe the issue of poor wages, or semi slavery as some workers in other countries work in etc, is ather off the point off CCTV, but I am more than happy to agree with you in regards to the fact it is not right.
Back to CCTV,
Personal Freedoms and Privacy is a subject that we could debate for years, and still have a seperate view, but I agree that CCTV would be a invasion if it was watching us 24/7 and in places that there is no requirment for security. Ie if I was walking up Bucks Rd and a camera was following me... yep i also would feel that is obtrusive, but when i walk down Strand St or go to the Airport or a shop or a bank, I am more than happy to have a CCTV follow me, as is the usual comment "I have nothing to hide" as was said on the thread earlier, we have had CCTV for donkeys years, and this whole discusion is about whether Douglas Corpy should replace it. I feel the issue is not really about having CCTV, its about the cost implications abd whether we Should or Should not fork out 400k off rate payers money on it.