G20 council told switch off CCTV – whats the scam?
Ahead of G20 summit, council told to switch off illegal £15m CCTV network
The blackout begins on the eve of the summit, when world leaders arrive in the capital and protesters take to the streets.
- The Guardian, Monday 30 March 2009
The security operation at this week’s G20 summit was thrown into chaos last night when it emerged that the entire network of central London’s wireless CCTV cameras will have to be turned off because of a legal ruling.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has ruled that Westminster council’s mobile road cameras – a third of the authority’s CCTV network – “do not fully meet the resolution standards required” and must be switched off by midnight tomorrow. –more–