Earlier this month, Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, announced that it will offer a one year free trial of its body cameras and cloud storage to every police department in the United States. While controversy about the use of body cameras is making the news now, controversy about cloud storage for the data captured by those cameras will impact police and prosecutions for years to come.
One third of U.S. law enforcement agencies use body cameras today, according to Axon. The company obviously wants that number to grow. This offer is part of an effort to do just that.
There is a concern, however, that police departments will quickly “opt in” for the free trial without thinking through the long-term data management issues that come along with it.
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