Fonte: Irish Times
The Data Protection Commissioner is to examine the status of community CCTV schemes and the use of automatic number-plate recognition cameras by An Garda Síochána after it received queries about their use.
A scheme described as “the most advanced and modern” CCTV system of its kind in the country went live in the Co Meath village of Duleek in July. The €50,000 scheme, monitoring Duleek and neighbouring Donore, which have a combined population of just over 5,000, will link 14 cameras to Garda divisional headquarters, in Ashbourne, when fully operational. At least five static cameras have number-plate recognition.
The number of cameras is double that of a similar scheme in the town of Royston, in Hertfordshire in England, which was subsequently declared illegal by the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner. In early 2014 Hertfordshire Constabulary agreed to remove five of the seven number-plate cameras covering roads in Royston at six locations after the commissioner said the scheme was unlawful and excessive.
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