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 May 31, 2012  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

I’ve covered the controversy in Oxford over the use of CCTV in taxi cabs before. Here’s a pleasant update:

Controversial plans to record all conversations in Oxford’s taxis have been dropped after an outcry.

Oxford City Council this week agreed to reconsult on plans to demand cabbies install cameras.

But licensing boss Colin Cook said future plans would not insist on continuous sound recording following concerns from The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data watchdog.

Mr Cook said: “The continuous audio recording is not something we will be pursuing.”

Read more on The Oxford Times.

via @Bainesy1969

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