Wow, PDA has just taken an interesting turn. Reuters is reporting that a Chinese couple plan to sue the subway’s operator after a security video of them hugging and kissing on the subway platform was leaked and uploaded to YouTube and other sites.
“Authorities have credited the installation of hundreds of thousands of closed-circuit security cameras in large Chinese cities for helping to reduce crime in recent years.
But Chinese legal experts and scholars have called for more robust privacy legislation to regulate the use of video footage and impose penalties on its abuse.”
If you’ve read our Predictions for Online Reputation Management for 2008, then you know that privacy was a top concern of ours here at RW. I don’t even want to think about footage of me in New Seasons where I’m dropping off an unwanted item in a different isle – nothing perishable like lettuce in the bulk foods isle, but you know what I mean!