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Canadian School Violated Privacy By Installing Surveillance Cameras

Neelin high school in Brandon, Manitoba, was wrong when it secretly installed hidden cameras three years ago but remedied the situation appropriately after they were discovered, according to the provincial ombudsman. Two cameras were installed in teachers� offices and a third in the school�s entranceway. Apart from the principal and vice-principal, no one at the school knew about the hidden cameras, one of which was disguised as a smoke detector. The school division removed the cameras after a complaint was lodged on Oct. 31, 2002 by a teacher who discovered one in her office.

Report says cameras at Neelin violated privacy, Brandon Sun, September 6, 2005.