On March 4, the Court of Appeals of Santiago issued a ruling (source document in Spanish)
ordering the removal of surveillance aerostatic balloons with a
closed-circuit television ("CCTV") system installed by
the municipalities of Las Condes and Lo Barnechea after determining
that their use violated the privacy right of local citizens. The
aerostatic balloons were equipped with high-resolution cameras
floating over these communities, even recording inside homes that
were under the capture range of the devices.
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