Parthasarathy considers dangers of Beverly Hills's surveillance system

April 25, 2022 Los Angeles Times

There is one camera for every 17 people in Beverly Hills, one of the most surveilled cities in the world. Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of public policy and director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, discussed the dangers of that surveillance.

“When you are in a heavily surveilled environment, the definition of wrong magically expands; people start to become much narrower about what becomes acceptable behavior,” Parthasarathy said. “And so there are all kinds of things that could become the domain of the criminal justice system.”