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Drivers’ demo over taxi cameras in Southampton
9:10am Wednesday 4th May 2011 in Politics
TAXI drivers angry at being forced to have “big brother” cameras in their cars that record footage and conversations were due to stage a demo today.
The drivers are set to circle the Civic Centre in Southampton at about 11am for half an hour.
The action comes after the city council vowed to appeal a court ruling in favour of taxi boss Keith May.
A district judge agreed that the CCTV, a compulsory licensing requirement, breaches the human right to privacy.
Trade union Unite’s cab section today backed the cabbies but condemned the council’s decision to appeal.