Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD

, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 434–439 | Cite as

Crowdsourcing and cloudsourcing CCTV surveillance

  • Burkhard Schafer


While the continuing proliferation of CCTV surveillance is a cause for concern, its impact on privacy has in the past been mitigated by certain natural limitations on the way CCTV systems operate in practice. In particular, the increased quantity of surveillance data has not been matched by a similar increase in our ability to process and evaluate it. This paper compares different models of technology enabled analysis of CCTV footage, with a focus on the emerging trend of crowdsourced CCTV analysis: in the world of crowdsourced surveillance, “Big Brother is us”.


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