• Chunichi Shimbun


Taxi companies are installing video systems in their vehicles to reduce passenger conflicts in a move that is raising privacy concerns because of vague warnings that are leaving many unaware they are being recorded.

Last November, a drunken passenger exited a Fuji Taxi without paying after attacking the driver in Ama, Aichi Prefecture. A small camera stuck to the windshield recorded the whole incident, leading to his arrest by Aichi Prefectural Police on suspicion of robbery. The footage was subsequently submitted as evidence without the man’s knowledge.

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