You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Nowadays surveillance cameras are widely used in supermarkets. Some think that this is a violation of human rights, while others insist that they are for the benefit of the supermarkets. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
You should write at least 250 words. You should use your own ideas of knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Nowadays supermarkets not only make a lot of money for their owners, but also bring them some trouble. How can they prevent theft without annoying their customers? The use of surveillance cameras seems a good solution. But more and more arguments arise with the increasing use of such cameras. Before giving my opinion, I think it is important to look at the arguments on both sides.
Those who support using surveillance cameras in supermarkets insist that it is the best way to protect the owners’ profits. Firstly, a camera is more effective than security guards. One camera can easily cover an area for which 3—4 security guards. Secondly, a camera is much more objective, sometimes our eyes might deceive us, while a machine can record exactly what happens, it can prevent much unnecessary embarrassment.
On the other hand, some people voice doubts about the installation of surveillance cameras. The most important reason for their disapproval is that such instruments show distrust of customers. Customers should not be watched suspiciously as if they were prisoners. Cameras can become evidence of a serious violation of human rights.
From my point of view, the best solution is for both sides to respect each other’s needs. The shopkeeper should place surveillance cameras in such a way that the customer does not feel that he or she is being spied upon. At the same time, the customer should respect the shopkeeper’s concern about theft. (240 words)