Surveillance Cameras Banned in Some Swedish Schools

Swedish computer inspectors have announced that they have banned camera surveillance in 7 schools here because of the violation of the personal integrity of the pupils.

This concerns cameras recording the youngsters’ movements indoors and during the day time hours.

The authorities claim that a 5th of the schools in this Nordic nation use cameras as part of measures to stop violence and harassment of pupils by colleagues and teachers - but that many of the cameras have been installed disregarding regulations for this.

The number of cameras in Swedish schools has increased by 150% in the last few years.

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