European Data Protection Digest

Taxi CCTV Scheme Fails


May 23, 2013

BBC News reports that plans for CCTV to be installed in taxis in Oxford have been scrapped. The city council’s licencing committee had called a consultation on the idea in 2011, but plans were suspended last year following concerns from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over data protection. Southampton City Council had attempted a similar plan recently, but the ICO said it breached the Data Protection Act. Meanwhile, British police have indicated interest in using technologies like Google Glass to investigate or predict crimes in the future.
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