Oct 182012
 October 18, 2012  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Candy Thomson reports:

A Maryland Transit Administration decision to record the conversations of bus drivers and passengers to investigate crimes, accidents and poor customer service has come under attack from privacy advocates and state lawmakers who say it may go too far.

The first 10 buses — marked with signs to alert passengers to the open microphones — began service this week in Baltimore, and officials expect to expand that to 340 buses, about half the fleet, by next summer. Microphones are incorporated in the video surveillance system that has been in place for years.

Read more on The Baltimore Sun.

  One Response to “MD: MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble”

  1. I drove a transit bus in NYC for thirty years. My conversations with customers were nobody’s business. It’s a terrible idea.

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