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ACLU sends letter to Iowa City Public Library about bathroom cameras

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Cameras seem to be everywhere these days -- watching businesses, streets and you don't always see them.

At the Iowa City Public Library, there are cameras in the bathrooms.

Today, the ACLU of Iowa sent a letter to the library on behalf of a client. 

"I was shocked when I looked up inside the women's bathroom at the library to see that I was being video-recorded inside the bathroom,” said Kellsie Pepponi, a University of Iowa student. “I felt immediately that my privacy was violated. I had seen the sign about cameras outside the women's bathroom, but I understood that to be informing patrons that they were subject to recording in the area outside the bathrooms, not inside it. I think the cameras need to come out of the bathrooms, and at the very least, the signs need to accurately inform library-goers that they will be recorded inside so they can choose to use the bathroom elsewhere if they can."

KWWL's Kristin Rogers is looking into this story and will have more coverage tonight at 5 and 6.

Read the full letter below.

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