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Bus Cameras Delayed Due to Privacy Concerns

SURVEILLANCE—CANADA

January 10, 2011

The Record reports on concerns about transit service plans to install surveillance cameras on Waterloo buses later this year. Grand River Transit has delayed installing the cameras due to complaints that the regional council hadn't consulted the public on the plans and that no surveillance policy existed, the report states. The council has since launched a public consultation and the transit service is reportedly developing policies on data retention and use. A spokesperson for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario said, "I think it's critical to have those policies in place before the cameras go live."
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