CCTV Caught on Camera
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Britain has six million CCTV cameras capturing our every move. The question is: do they make us safer?
Brits are caught on camera as often as 300 times a day, more than any other country in the world. Meet the real life 'big brother', the people watching us 24 hours a day. On the streets, at work and at play, the police, councils and other citizens constantly monitor our behaviour. They identify threats to society and are always there should we need help. Is this loss of privacy a reasonable price to pay for peace of mind? This insightful 3-part series explores our growing reliance on CCTV and considers whether it is a worthy replacement for policemen on the beat or good old-fashioned community spirit.