Tech Life Hacks: Smile, you are on SMRT body camera

Public transport operator SMRT needs to be upfront about how it uses personal data collected with body cameras worn by bus fare inspectors and the duration such information is stored

According to SMRT chief communications officer Margaret Teo, the recordings are viewed by authorised staff only when required, and are stored securely in SMRT's Bus Operations Control Centre. PHOTO: ST FILE

People are being watched and increasingly by body-worn cameras.

Since 2015, Singapore police officers have been using such cameras to help with the gathering of evidence for investigations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 07, 2019, with the headline 'Smile, you are on SMRT body camera'. Subscribe