MTR tests body-worn cameras
CHINA: In response to confrontations between staff and the public, Hong Kong MTR’s By-laws Inspection Unit testing the use of body-worn cameras.
BIU staff will turn on their cameras when they see a need to record a situation, advising passengers that they have done so. MTR Corp says all recorded material will be ‘handled under a strict protocol which has been developed taking reference from guidelines issued by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data.’
The BIU was established in 2009 and comprises 59 members with a disciplinary services background, supported by more than 90 security staff. It has particular responsibility for the East Rail Line.