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Big brother is watching, but should he be listening?

The rapid pace of technological development often leaves the law floundering in its wake.

The advent of drones and affordable hi-tech surveillance cameras has prompted the Queensland government to ask the Law Reform Commission to examine the need for new laws to cover civil surveillance.

In its submission the Brisbane City Council said while it wouldn’t, it left the door open to making its network of 131 CCTV cameras capable of listening to people.

President of the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties Michael Cope tells Mark the old laws are no longer fit for purpose and must be updated to protect our privacy.

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Karl Stefanovic
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