Who does information protect?

An interesting result following the increased use of body cameras by police. The number of allegations of misuse of power went down.

“What Happens When the Police Wear Cameras,” Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2014 chttp://online.wsj.com/articles/what-happens-when-police-officers-wear-body-cameras-1408320244

Collecting information and using it in business is common. But is merely collecting information a way in which to affect behavior, without even looking at the information? And whose behavior does it affect? Both the wearer and the person who knows they’re being recorded? 60% reduction in claims of excessive force. 88% reduction in citizens’ complaints.

Where else could a wearable camera affect behavior? In your car? Does it matter if it’s a real camera versus a dummy?

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