Webster CWR (2004) Evolving Standards and Regulation: Exploring the Development and Provision of Closed Circuit Television in the United Kingdom. Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 17 (2), pp. 82-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12130-004-1026-z
This article explores the emergence of standards and regulation associated with the provision of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance systems in the United Kingdom. It argues that despite the intrusive and controlling nature of CCTV technology there is limited formal intervention in the form of legislation, governing its introduction and use. Instead government has sought to influence the regulation of the technology indirectly through its ability to shape and govern policy networks in the policy arena. In doing so, it is argued here, that government remains the dominant actor in the policy process.
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