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Tue 22 Mar 2022 6:43AM

Add to manifesto: No CCTV cameras in classrooms

RD Ravi Dwivedi Public Seen by 26

I propose that we add it to our manifesto that we will not install any CCTV cameras in classrooms.

CCTV cameras are a direct violation of right to privacy of students. Any argument of installing CCTV cameras is weaker than the privacy argument. Quoting Bruce Schneier :

security must be evaluated not based on how it works, but on how it fails.

And it fails badly.

[1] https://livewire.thewire.in/campus/aap-govt-school-cctv/

[2] https://thewire.in/education/delhi-government-schools-facial-recognition-cctv-cameras

[3] https://thewire.in/education/supreme-court-delhi-government-cctv-classrooms

Side note: We also need to teach people that they should not give away civil liberties in the name of security. It does not solve anything but it gives an illusion that we are doing something. It is a routine practice that easy measures are adopted to solve complex problems rather than understanding and attacking their root causes.

In last few years, we have seen students being protestors as well. CCTV cameras might be used to "discipline" them as many times teachers/parents might not be approving of the protests(it can be against the schools/colleges itself)

RD

Ravi Dwivedi Tue 22 Mar 2022 8:51AM

Maybe the 'no cctv in classrooms' seems to be a very narrow goal. Maybe we should club all places where CCTV is not required into a single point in manifesto. Why focus only on classrooms?

Please comment on how can we make this point broader. And I will follow up with a proposal.

PP

Pirate Praveen Tue 22 Mar 2022 6:52PM

I don't think making it broader makes it better. We will need different arguments and analysis of pros and cons depending on the situation.

RD

Poll Created Tue 22 Mar 2022 4:21PM

Add to manifesto: No CCTV cameras in classrooms Closed Wed 20 Apr 2022 11:01PM

We will remove CCTV cameras from classrooms to ensure every students' right to privacy.

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 100.0% 2 PP RD
Abstain 0.0% 0  
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 189 V K A D K S CMJ S F MS RS P A PJ J A S C I R

2 of 191 people have participated (1%)

RD

Ravi Dwivedi
Agree
Tue 22 Mar 2022 4:28PM

We will remove CCTV cameras from classrooms to ensure every students' right to privacy.