A new type of video surveillance protects the privacy of individuals

Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 3:52 PM EST

A camera developed by computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, would obscure, with an oval, the faces of people who appear on surveillance videos. These so-called respectful cameras, which are still in the research phase, could be used for day-to-day surveillance applications and would allow for the privacy oval to be removed from a given set of footage in the event of an investigation.

At Technology Review.

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