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Mayor wants more video surveillance in Copenhagen

More money sought for Big Brother


Smile, you're on Copenhagen camera (Photo: Colourbox)

August 27, 2014
17:59

by Ray Weaver


Frank Jensen, the mayor of Copenhagen, wants more support for CCTV cameras on the streets of Copenhagen.

Currently only non-profit housing companies can apply to the city for funds for surveillance cameras, but Jensen wants the rules changed so that sports clubs and other organisations can also apply for funds.

Jensen has called a meeting to ask for emergency funds to get more cameras on the streets to increase security in Copenhagen. 

READ MORE: Police: Video surveillance doesn't deter crime

Jensen would also like to see a law change so that all 98 councils would be able to to receive funds to support the monitoring of private joint property – for example, private roads. 

A violation of personal freedom
Rasmus Jarlov, the head of the Konservative bloc at City Hall, rejected the mayor’s suggestion out of hand.

“Our position is quite simple; too much surveillance violates personal freedom so we are not in favour of it,” Jarlov told Berlingske Tidende. 

Sikkerhedsbranchen, a security industry association, estimates there are approximately 500,000 surveillance cameras in Denmark.



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