We should all be concerned about erosion of privacy

Opinion Apr 07, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras (Letters, March 26)

Whether the city approves its anti-graffiti plan to plant willow hedges or to install surveillance cameras in Fay and Lisgar parks is not the issue.

The letter writer is correct: law-abiding citizens should not be afraid of cameras.

The erosion of privacy is a concern, after all, of the middling classes, as the poorest have never had privacy and the wealthiest can buy silence.

So, whether faces are photographed 4,000 times each day, as in London, England, or not, citizens will continue to exercise their civil liberties and freedoms.

As privacy continues to disappear, it will make no difference as there ought to be neither shame nor fear in doing what is right: continuing to be concerned for the vulnerable in our and in others’ society; continuing to insist on the way of peace, diplomacy and international law.

Joshua Weresch

Hamilton Mountain

We should all be concerned about erosion of privacy

Opinion Apr 07, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras (Letters, March 26)

Whether the city approves its anti-graffiti plan to plant willow hedges or to install surveillance cameras in Fay and Lisgar parks is not the issue.

The letter writer is correct: law-abiding citizens should not be afraid of cameras.

The erosion of privacy is a concern, after all, of the middling classes, as the poorest have never had privacy and the wealthiest can buy silence.

So, whether faces are photographed 4,000 times each day, as in London, England, or not, citizens will continue to exercise their civil liberties and freedoms.

As privacy continues to disappear, it will make no difference as there ought to be neither shame nor fear in doing what is right: continuing to be concerned for the vulnerable in our and in others’ society; continuing to insist on the way of peace, diplomacy and international law.

Joshua Weresch

Hamilton Mountain

We should all be concerned about erosion of privacy

Opinion Apr 07, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

Re: Law-abiding citizens shouldn’t fear cameras (Letters, March 26)

Whether the city approves its anti-graffiti plan to plant willow hedges or to install surveillance cameras in Fay and Lisgar parks is not the issue.

The letter writer is correct: law-abiding citizens should not be afraid of cameras.

The erosion of privacy is a concern, after all, of the middling classes, as the poorest have never had privacy and the wealthiest can buy silence.

So, whether faces are photographed 4,000 times each day, as in London, England, or not, citizens will continue to exercise their civil liberties and freedoms.

As privacy continues to disappear, it will make no difference as there ought to be neither shame nor fear in doing what is right: continuing to be concerned for the vulnerable in our and in others’ society; continuing to insist on the way of peace, diplomacy and international law.

Joshua Weresch

Hamilton Mountain