Aug 20th 2012

Southampton fights to record your conversations

Following our complaint to the Information Commissioner, last month Southampton Council was handed an enforcement notice for it’s policy of requiring taxis to record both audio and video of every taxi journey. The council has now announced it will appeal the ICO’s action, despite the policy being branded invasive and disproportionate by a judge and […]

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Jul 25th 2012

Now Southampton Council faces action for audio taxi recording

After our successful campaign against Oxford council’s plans to force local taxi drivers to record the conversations of their passengers, the focus has now turned to Southampton. We had urged the Information Commissioner to investigate the use of audio recording and today the Information Commissioner ordered Southampton Council to stop it’s own version of the […]

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Dec 2nd 2011

Court says audio recording in taxis is “invasive” and “disproportionate”

A ruling by Southampton Crown Court has sent a clear message to local authorities across the country – a policy of mandatory audio recording in taxis is unlawful, being both disproportionate and a violation of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case – Southampton City Council v Kevin May, is the […]

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