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Tenants fuming as flats turned into ‘Big Brother house’ with 112 CCTV cameras installed inside

UK Daily Mail [1]
Friday, August 28, 2009

Furious tenants say security cameras have turned their flats into a huge Big Brother house.

It comes after a housing trust installed up to 112 CCTV cameras in their eight three-storey blocks and pointing towards residents’ front doors.

People living there say the move is an invasion of their privacy and fear they will be spied on 24 hours a day.

Tenant Phillip Mays, 44, was one of the first to be affected after a camera was installed outside his flat.
He said: ‘They’ll be able to sit watching who comes and goes into each of our flats 24 hours a day.

‘If we were in prison we could expect security like that, but not in our own home.
‘It’s like Big Brother on TV, watching us all day. It’s a breach of our civil rights and privacy.’

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