European Data Protection Digest

ICO: Recording Conversations in Taxis Must Stop

PRIVACY LAW—UK

July 26, 2012

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ordered Southampton City Council to stop recording drivers’ and passengers’ conversations in taxi cabs, The Independent reports. “We recognise the council’s desire to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers, but this has to be balanced against the degree of privacy that most people would reasonably expect in the back of a taxi cab,” the ICO stated. Plans in Oxford for similar implementation have been halted as well.
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