Birmingham's City Council plans to remove intercom security cameras in five residential tower blocks, the Yorkshire Post reports. The council says it has been advised that the cameras--which allow tenants to see callers on CCTV before letting them in--breach the Data Protection Act. Councillor Mike Leddy says removing the system would be detrimental to tenants. "It puts at risk the 'feel-safe' factor for a number of older residents in my ward," he said. However, the city council, including the head of the housing department, believes that removing the cameras protects them from potential prosecution.

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