European Data Protection Digest

ICO Orders Council To Justify Taxi Plan

CCTV—UK

April 27, 2012

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has told the Oxford City Council to justify in writing its plans to require all Hackney cabs and private hire taxis to install sound and video recording systems, the Oxford Mail reports. The council wants the cabs to install the CCTV systems to protect drivers and says footage will only be reviewed upon request. An ICO spokesman said, "The notice relates to our concerns that the scheme may not be compliant with the requirements of the Data Protection Act."
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