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BC Civil Liberties Association Policy Director Micheal Vonn is questioning “the ways CCTV cameras and other technologies are being used to keep track of seniors,” CBC News reports. Although she indicated use of security technology to monitor seniors at acute care facilities is not too concerning, Vonn flagged the use of “physical surveillance that extends to in-room video monitoring, the monitoring of vital signs and the installation of these technologies in private homes,” the report states. “Technology isn't always the right answer,” Vonn said, citing a recent poll indicating “seniors often said they were willing to be monitored not so much for their own safety, but for the peace of mind of their caregivers.”
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