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Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The corps received more than 250 comments on a proposed policy change that would allow people to legally put security cameras on their docks, according to Nick Baggett, the corps natural resource manager for Lake Lanier.

Most of the comments were in favor of the switch, Baggett said on Thursday. The corps will make a decision on the rule change this year, but he said he didn’t know when it would be made.

The public comment period ended earlier this month.

Cameras were banned by the corps in the early 2000s, but since then expectations of privacy in public places have changed in U.S. law.

The culture has changed too, as a large portion of the population now carries smartphones and volunteers much more of their personal information on social media.

The Lake Lanier Association supported allowing cameras on docks.

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