Jun 152013

A creche at the centre of recent controversy over the alleged mistreatment of children is seeking approval for live CCTV monitoring of its facilities despite data protection concerns.

Links Childcare wrote to parents yesterday saying it had the system in place last week but had to stop it when they discovered a “security flaw”.

Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes told Links, which operates a chain of creches, that a live feed from CCTV cameras in creches would breach privacy rules, according to an email from director Deirdre Kelly sent to parents.

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