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Public has right to know about bus CCTV

Tue, 05 Mar 2013


The public has the right to know that some buses are recording their images as they travel around the Island.

That’s according to the Office of the Data Protection Supervisor which says external surveillance on the vehicles is capturing images of up to 15 metres away on both public and private land.

The Office says the cameras which are on the front, rear and sides of a “considerable number of buses” are breaching the Data Protection Act.

As such it served an enforcement notice on the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure in November. This was appealed and the matter will now go before a data protection tribunal in April.

Data protection supervisor Iain McDonald says it’s an issue that sparks a range of opinions:

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