Are Security Videos Public Records?

Frayda Bluestein of the UNC School of Government has a new blog post about whether or not Security Videos are open for public inspection. These are records are often requested, and the question of whether or not they may be released to the public is a complicated one that Frayda does a good job of explaining. A lot depends on the purpose for which the video recording was created, and she concludes with a strong suggestion that local governments create policies about public access to these video recordings.