Apr 10th 2012

Will Oxford Council back down on audio CCTV in taxis?

Amid the furore over Government plans for massively expanded internet surveillance, we didn’t announce an important piece of news from Oxford. Following our campaign against plans to force taxis in the town to record audio and video of every journey, Oxford Council has announced it is suspending the policy. Our campaign was joined by Nicola […]

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Mar 22nd 2012

Taking the battle for privacy to Oxford Town Hall

Yesterday I headed to meeting in Oxford to discuss the proposed audio/video CCTV in taxis. More than 250 drivers have now signed a petition against the scheme – totally undermining the council’s claim that this is a policy the drivers want. Sadly the Council weren’t too keen on having me there so I was asked […]

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Mar 16th 2012

Oxford’s taxi drivers speak out against audio recording

Last year Big Brother Watch led the campaign against Oxford Councils‘ plan to force taxis to record audio as well as video for every journey made. Since then, a court in Southampton has ruled the policy is unlawful and the council has been forced to consider exempting chauffeurs from the policy. But still it refuses […]

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