No privacy in public
Drew McArthur, B.C.'s acting information and privacy commissioner, seems to be confused about the meaning of privacy. When you go out in public, you relinquish any expectation of privacy, hence the term “public place.” If you want privacy, stay at home or go to a private property.
While surveillance cameras may not prevent crimes, they go a long way in helping police solve crimes, which I’m sure that everybody favours. The loss of some imagined privacy while in public is a small price to pay if it helps solve crimes.
Greg Thornton, Port Coquitlam