Source: Daily Mail
- All cabs in Oxford will have at least one CCTV camera
- Taxpayer will be lumbered with £260,000 bill
- Civil liberties groups brand move a ‘staggering invasion of privacy’
- Council says it is acting after increased complaints including sexual assaults and attacks on drivers
Cab drivers and their passengers are to be spied on during journeys in what has been denounced as a ‘a staggering invasion of privacy’.
CCTV cameras are to be fitted in 650 taxis – costing the taxpayer £260,000 – to monitor drivers throughout their shift and record the conversations of passengers.
The cameras will begin recording sound and vision from the moment the ignition is turned on and remain on for 30 minutes after the engine has stopped running.