Three airlines – American, United and Singapore – have this week admitted that their inflight entertainment (IFE) screens have lenses embedded within them.
Director of Big Brother Watch, Silkie Carlo, said:
If airlines aren’t using the cameras, they shouldn’t be there. Passengers shouldn’t have to worry about whether secret cameras are on or off, whether they’re being recorded, or whether the cameras could be hacked.
It appears that these airlines haven’t considered the privacy and security risks to their customers, or justified the presence of these cameras.
Privacy is becoming increasingly obsolete for air travellers, but this is a step too far.
Read more in The Telegraph.