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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