Privacy

Introduction – Privacy

“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”– Article 12, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 and Article 17, International Covenant on Civil and Political …

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Privacy

Privacy and Video Surveillance Mental Health and Video Surveillance Observation by video camera raises countless areas of concern pertaining to privacy issues. The crime reduction rates suggested by proponents of video systems, particularly in terms of closed circuit television (CCTV) systems being placed in public areas to combat criminal behaviour, are not convincing. One of …

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Expungement

– As cited on “Your Lawyer: A User’s Guide” (Lexis-Nexis)https://web.archive.org/web/20100501084233/http://criminal.lawyers.com:80/Criminal-Law–Expungement-FAQ.html Q: What is expungement?A: Expungement is often equated to the sealing or destroying of legal records. Each state offers its own definition of expungement, based on different rules and laws. Generally, expungement can be viewed as the process to “remove from general review” the records …

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DNA – An Introduction

AN INTRODUCTION:Forensic DNA testing – technology trumps due process The decade and a half following the introduction of forensic DNA profiling has seen revolutionary changes in the way crime is investigated and tried in industrialised countries. It has also seen unprecedented erosion of privacy and civil rights with police able to order a wide range …

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