It is important because people of this country do not want to be treated as criminals and by watching what people do over 200 times a day does not give the feeling of living in a free and fair society. It makes one pressume that whoever is being watched is about to commit one crime or the other, while this is not the case at all.
I just want to say that the whole idea of being watched over 200 times a day by the various camera's dotted all over the major city centres in the UK is very appalling indeed. It does not strike me as a free society at all. We must do something about this and the quicker the better.