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NZ Post will stop recording audio of people chatting to their postie at the letterbox.
The continuous audio recordings allowed for eavesdropping and had amounted to a “serious breach of the privacy”, the Postal Workers Union says.
NZ Post’s new delivery vehicle fleet – four wheel electric Paxsters – have high-resolution, forward-facing cameras with GPS.
NZ Post had said the camera would be used to record incidents or accidents, but made no mention of audio recordings, union spokesman John Maynard said.
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There are currently 170 Paxster vehicles in use across the country with more due to be rolled out.
The union said the continuous audio recordings were not necessary for the safety and security of postal workers and breached privacy of members of the public.
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