If you’re in Ocean City chances are you have already been caught on camera.

But the resort is investing $200-thousand into 9 more surveillance cameras to keep an eye on the boardwalk.

Ocean City police say they are hoping that they will cut down on crime.

The new cameras are expected to be in operation by Memorial Day.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Sen. Christopher Shank says government agencies can learn a great deal about people by just tracking their movements via their cellphones and license plates. He says Maryland needs stricter privacy protections to keep pace with new surveillance technology.

Shank, R-Washington, presented to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Thursday two bills that would put new surveillance restrictions on the government. Parallel bills are pending in the House.

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This weekend marks the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Patriot Act.

And, privacy advocates are set to hold a rally in the nation’s capital in the wake of revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency.

Virginia News Connection reporter Mark Sheerer has the story.