People are disgusted as private pictures of passengers leaked allegedly by Safe City authorities
Pakistan Safe Cities Authority, which was established in 2016 to keep cities safer, has come under fire for allegedly leaking passengers’ private pictures caught on PSCA cameras.
The pictures, which mainly were leaked to target women, were shared through social media platforms especially WhatsApp and there are claims that the images were leaked by the police.
PSCA has denied the allegations via a Facebook post, saying that it follows strict data protection and privacy laws.
Here are the leaked images
The interesting part is that Lahore authorities claim that the images are from Islamabad and Islamabad authorities claim that the images are from Lahore.
Social Media has also reacted and shown disgust over the issue, saying that the leak of images is a breach of privacy and ethics.
People claim that the images were leaked by police.
People are also calling for stringent privacy laws.
Someone sent me these pics allegedly from the ‘Safe City’ cameras in either Islamabad or Lahore. (I’ve blocked out the number plates and faces.) THIS is why we need stringent privacy laws – so that a law enforcement tool is not used by perverts for their personal tharraks. pic.twitter.com/VYuCGNAbEq
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) January 20, 2019
‘Safe or smart cities require comprehensive data protection policies following International best standards’
Something we have been pushing for a long time. Safe or smart cities require comprehensive data protection policies following International best standards. #DataProtection #PrivacyPolicy https://t.co/PLFKp2iCru
— Nighat Dad (@nighatdad) January 20, 2019
‘Government should investigate the matter’
Govt. must investigate the leaked images of Cars (which is allegedly taken from a hidden cams installed somewhere in #Lahore or #Islamabad). This act is effecting people's privacy, Govt. should stop misuse of it.
PS. I'm not sharing those images.
— SherY – (@SherySyed_) January 20, 2019
DC Islamabad says the pictures were not leaked from Islamabad
This is not from Safe City Islamabad. I have double checked the code. The area is also not Islamabad. May be it's a private CCTV or some other organization. In any case, leaking such pictures is condemnable. https://t.co/e1av92V2k2
— Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) January 20, 2019
But the bottomline is that the pictures were leaked and it is a breach of someone’s privacy.
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