San Francisco Police Can Access Private Cameras in Real Time

In what some privacy advocates are calling a Big Brother surveillance state move, the city of San Francisco has approved police access to private cameras in real time.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed legislation first proposed by Mayor London Breed in May to allow the San Francisco Police Department to access private cameras in real time without a warrant if given permission by residents and businesses that own them, The Hill reported. The measure passed 7-4.

It becomes effective 30 days after passage and sunsets in 15 months.

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