Municipal Corporate Security and the Intensification of Urban Surveillance

@inproceedings{Lippert2012MunicipalCS,
  title={Municipal Corporate Security and the Intensification of Urban Surveillance},
  author={Randy K. Lippert and Kevin Walby},
  year={2012}
}
This article explores the surveillance work of municipal corporate security (MCS) units in Canadian cities. Drawing on analysis of freedom of information requests, we document the introduction of new and modified surveillance technologies through MCS. These units engage in surveillance of City employees and citizens on municipal lands and in municipal buildings. Although some technologies deployed by MCS (such as electronic access cards and badges) appear mundane, we demonstrate how MCS units… CONTINUE READING