The perception of surveillance cameras (CCTV) and privacy among the general public in Sweden, August 2017

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post


During the second week of August, 1,000 Swedes were asked via telephone about their opinions on the use of security cameras in public spaces. Ninety percent of the public were positive when asked the question “What do you think about surveillance cameras in public spaces?” – 49% stat- ing that they are “very positive” and 41% “quite positive”. Furthermore, 72% of the respondents stated that there should be more cameras installed, compared to the number currently in use, while 3% stated a desire to decrease the number of cameras currently in use.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Information Systems, Social aspects


  • cctv, public spaces, privacy, camera surveillance
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLusax security informatics
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 2
Publication categoryPopular science