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Can a City Require Surveillance Cameras in Cybercafes?

By March 11, 2004web-tech

God I hope not. But apparently, according to this article, that’s what the City of Garden Grove, CA tried to do. The city passed an ordinance that imposed a curfew banning minors from cybercafes during school hours, and required uniformed security guards at cafes on Friday and Saturday nights. The ordinance also mandated that cybercafes install video surveillance systems, and keep the tapes for at least 72 hours.

The California Court of Appeals upheld the ordinance; no word on whether an appeal to the highest court is in the works.

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