13 Aug '11, 2am

PVSS Taxi black boxes protect drivers but invade privacy: According to the Agency for Technology and Standards'

PVSS Taxi black boxes protect drivers but invade privacy: According to the Agency for Technology and Standards'

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network Saturday, Aug 13, 2011 By Choi He-suk Local authorities and taxi operators have eagerly adopted event data recorders, commonly known as black boxes, to protect drivers involved in accidents. However, increasingly common use of such devices in taxis has also given rise to privacy issues. While automobiles are becoming increasingly tech-heavy with electronic devices whose functions range from entertainment to automatic parking, automotive black boxes have only become commonplace here relatively recently. The drive to fit taxis with such devices was first initiated by Incheon city government in 2008. Since then, other major cities across the country including Seoul and Busan have followed suit. As a result, more than 50,000 of Seoul's 72,000 taxis are fitted with black boxes, while Incheon and North Jeolla Province have fitted all taxis in t...

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