As per expected upcoming Colchester Borough Council PHV and Hackney licensing regulations, expected to be introduced in 2020/21
Systems will be required to record video and audio for up to four channels up to one month to a locked and inaccessible hard drive installed within the vehicle. Data will be encrypted and unreadable without licensed decryption software which is only available for authorised data controllers working at Colchester Borough Council.
The requirements are likely to include one internal facing camera and microphone that will record all vehicle occupants from just above the head down to just above the waste. Forward and/or rear facing cameras may/may not be required but may be added as optional.
Systems will likely have audio override if requested by passenger(s). This will allow passenger's conversations to remain private if requested, or if of a sensitive nature.
There may be two lock-out switches in both the front and rear so either driver or passenger can set that audio IS recorded, but BOTH must be set to STOP recording.
It is highly likely that CBC will require remote access to retrieve data from vehicles remotely via mobile communication.
The licensing authority will only be able to retrieve data for up to a month and via encrypted connection. The licensing authority will require a 'valid reason' under regulations set in the recent GDPR update.