Palo Alto removing controversial security cameras

The city of Palo Alto will be taking down security cameras that have drawn the ire of some residents.

The city installed cameras Stanford Avenue and all around town. Resident Wolfgang Dooregger doesn't like one that's trained on his driveway. He says it's a violation of his privacy, so he filed a complaint.

"Whatever is recorded is recorded. Who owns the data? Maybe the third-party? Maybe the city? But what happens to the data afterward? In the end, where does it stop? Next time, maybe we have drones above us," he told ABC7 News.

Dooregger was told that the camera and others like it around town will be taken down next week. Officials say they were part of a project to improve road conditions for bicyclist and pedestrians, by counting the number of cars and how fast they're going.

The city says the footage will be discarded when the project is finished.
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