Recording cab chatter 'must stop'

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The Independent Online

A city council must stop recording passengers' and drivers' conversations in its taxis, the information watchdog has ruled.

The Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham, said Southampton City Council had "gone too far" in its desire to ensure people's safety.

Most people would reasonably expect more privacy in the back of a cab, he suggested. Making it compulsory to record all conversations in taxis must stop, he said.