Apr 242012
 April 24, 2012  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

There’s an update to the story about Oxford City Council’s plans to install CCTV in taxis , reported back in November. Oliver Evans reports:

Oxford City Council has been told to justify its plan for recording conversations in taxis in a move that may take the controversial scheme closer to being ruled a breach of privacy.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has served a preliminary enforcement notice on the council over its plans to make all Hackney cabs and private hire taxis it licenses install a sound and video recording system.

The ICO says the compulsory scheme may not comply with the Data Protection Act and has asked the council to submit a written response proving otherwise.

Read more on The Oxford Times.

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