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Europe Data Protection Digest | Parents criticize school for installing CCTV cameras in bathrooms Related reading: Top-five most-read privacy stories since May 10, 2019


A Kingswinford school is receiving criticism from parents for installing CCTV cameras inside restrooms, BBC News reports. Summerhill School said the cameras were installed to deter bullying and vandalism, adding, "no cameras are directed towards sensitive areas including cubicles or urinals." Parents have called the plan intrusive, with some claiming their children are refusing to go to the bathroom as a result of the cameras. "Following some disappointing behaviour from our students, who were not maintaining our high standards of behaviour whilst in the toilet areas, we took the decision to extend the network of cameras to these areas," Executive Head Teacher James Bowkett said. The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office announced on Twitter it is looking into the issue.
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