Sat, Jan 26, 2013 - Page 8 News List

EDITORIAL: Police privacy and public rights

Being a police officer is a tough and risky job, but police forces exist to ensure the safety of the public. The police are public servants and must be accountable for their actions.

The ministry should immediately clarify its stance on the recording or filming of police activities and the National Police Agency must ensure that every officer understands the rules. If the Personal Information Protection Act has to be amended to legalize such actions, then an amendment should be promptly submitted to the legislature.

This is not a matter that can be left up to an individual officer or bureaucrat’s discretion.

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