Helmetcams banned in wake of Asiana response

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by KrazyKat, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Who says the SF Fire Dept doesn't want to learn from their mistakes?
    Citing privacy violation: SF fire chief bans helmet cameras in wake of crash
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This is complete bull:poop:. There is no expectation of privacy in a public place.

    The firefighters have NO claim to privacy in this situation.

    There might be an expectation of the patient's privacy (non-release of patient information by EMS personnel -- Frank? Caradoc?) but they never had a chance to treat her. She was set down on the ground by the wing, forgotten & run over.

    This reeks of an embarrassed bureaucrat maneuvering to avoid similar embarrassments in the future. The fire chief is a Luddite who needs to step aside and yield to the 21st century.
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Within certain limitations, correct. There are expectations of "personal privacy" in many jurisdictions regardless of whether or not it is a "public place," as in the use of surreptitious cameras to record images that would not normally be seen - under clothes, et cetera.

    But a person present in public has no expectation that their face not be visible in the foreground *or* background of any particular image.

    I am not a lawyer, but I would agree with your assessment.

    "Shooting the messenger," as it were.
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Dead men cams tell no tales.
Tags: SFFD, Asiana

Share This Page