May 1, 2019
United, Delta and American Airlines are taking steps to cover cameras on seat backs after the practice sparked a privacy backlash.
Many consumers were outraged when they learned of the controversial cameras embedded within the entertainment systems of plane seats.
It even sparked an inquiry from two US senators who demanded to know what the cameras were being used for and if they were recording unsuspecting passengers.
Now, the airlines say they intend to cover up the cameras in response to recent criticism.
United Airlines said it has already covered all the seat back cameras on its planes.
‘As with many other airlines, some of our premium seats have in-flight entertainment systems that came with cameras installed by the manufacturer,’ a United spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.
‘None of these cameras were ever activated and we had no plans to use them in the future, however we took the additional step to cover the cameras.
‘The cameras are a standard feature that manufacturers of the system included for possible future purposes such as video conferencing,’ the spokesperson added.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:32 am