Big Brother-style CCTV planned for Glasgow is a "very significant" threat to civil liberties and workers' rights, according to trade unionists.
Government plans to appoint an independent watchdog to monitor how facial recognition, fingerprints and genetic materials are used in Scotland have been criticised.
Some 70 cameras in Glasgow have the capability to track people under a new surveillance system branded a threat to civil liberties.
A former CCTV operator with 15 years experience claims council managers ignored frequent breaches of privacy laws on an almost daily basis.
Fears have been raised that a £1.2m CCTV surveillance system in Scotland's largest city could become a 'digital dragnet,' unless stronger legal safeguards are put in place.
The CCTV network that scans Scotland's streets, shops and parks is fragmented, obsolete and may violate the law, according to a secret police report.
An internal police report that officials meant to keep secret says that body-worn cameras are “questionable” under data protection law meant to ensure personal privacy.