Movies in a cab would violate the right of citizens to privacy, says lawyer

© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova in photomontage. Archival photoMovies in a cab would violate the right of citizens to privacy, says lawyer© RIA Novosti / Natalia to Seliverstova the image Bank

Mandatory video recording in the interior of a taxicab violates constitutional right of citizens to privacy, to carry out such amendments to the legislation will require the Federal law, told RIA Novosti lawyer Yuri Manukian.

Earlier on Friday it became known that the Deputy of the state Duma from LDPR Vasily Vlasov is developing a bill that would offer MVD to require aggregators to install in the salons of taxis at the two cameras video recording for shooting the road and the interior of the car, wrote a letter to the chief of security of traffic of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Chernikov.

«This will probably have to introduce a new Federal law because it would restrict the constitutional rights of citizens, without such a survey can be considered invalid. I believe that not so frequent cases that violate the rights of passengers when there is fighting, it is not the area where it would require state intervention on such a scale,» said Manukyan.

The lawyer added that such a law, if passed, would regulate relations with the illegal cabs that are not attached to the aggregators.

According to the lawyer, the citizen clearly has the right to choose whether to be shot interior or not. Thus the interlocutor of the Agency explained the difference between a taxi and other public transport — metro or buses, where there are also video, explaining that the use of taxis is an agreement of mixed character, incorporating elements of the contract of chartering and transportation.

«Therefore, to compare video surveillance in taxis and other public transport is incorrect. By its nature, transportation in a taxi is more private in nature, there is no one else, people can negotiate over the phone or with someone. Therefore, the inability for the passenger to choose whether to be audio-video in a taxi is a violation of his constitutional right to privacy, in my opinion, in order to limit such a right, it will take Federal law,» concluded Manukyan.

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