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More Information Sought About New York City's 'Ring of Steel' Camera Surveillance Plan

In an attempt to resolve privacy questions about the city's plans to set up thousands of closed-circuit television cameras and license plate readers in lower Manhattan, the New York Civil Liberties Union has filed requests for more information from local and federal agencies. The proposed surveillance system is modeled on London's Ring of Steel, and is designed to protect what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has called "the most sensitive stretch of real estate on Earth." It is expected to be completed by September 2009.

Closed-circuit camera plan raises privacy issue, Newsday, October 11, 2007.