OVER 100 closed-circuit television cameras are going to be installed to Palma's 52 new buses in order to tighten passenger security and safety.
The initiative was presented yesterday by the director of Palma's EMT municipal transport company, Fuensanta Paris, who explained that all of the new buses will be fitted with between two and three cameras to ensure that the whole interior of the bus is on camera.
She said that CCTV cameras have been proven to be effective in the field of crime prevention and also ensure greater security for passengers and drivers.
The EMT boss also explained that the cameras comply with the data protection act because it will be clearly publicised in all of the buses that CCTV cameras are in operation, like on the busses in London, and that the public has the right to access the images taken of them and erase them.
The new system being used here in Palma involves all images being wiped within a period of three days.
According to the law, images can not be stored for more than 30 days.