The policy was republished at the end of July, one month after the start of the uprisings in Hong Kong, where the carrier is based. However, Cathay Pacific has emphatically denied any link between the protests and its amended privacy guidelines – or its use of CCTV monitoring.
"To protect our customers and frontline staff, there are CCTV cameras installed in our airport lounges and onboard aircraft (one camera set, positioned near the cockpit door) for security purposes," they continued. "All images are handled sensitively with strict access controls."
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