i News – Psychiatric wards using 24-hour video surveillance

Big Brother Watch Team / September 26, 2023

NHS Psychiatric wards have been using Oxevision, a controversial 24-hour surveillance device, to monitor child & adult patients – even when undressing.

Madaleine Stone, Senior Advocacy Officer at Big Brother Watch said: “It is unacceptable for patients to be subject to biometric surveillance without their clear, unambiguous consent. For some individuals, the knowledge that they are under constant digital surveillance will be detrimental to their mental wellbeing and sense of security. Hospitals should be very cautious about outsourcing the care of vulnerable patients to a camera.”

i News – NHS psychiatric wards are video monitoring children and adults 24 hours a day, sparking privacy fears (inews.co.uk)