SECURITY cameras have been used without permission in Son Servera since 2008.
Permission for the use of surveillance must be obtained by the national government’s delegation to the Balearics as expressed in a law dating back to 1997 which regulates the use of security cameras by security forces in public areas.
The independent opposition party known as On Son Servera (On SS) condemned the use of the cameras and called for the administration to remove them immediately.
The party is also demanding to know who the person responsible for having them installed was.
Son Servera’s mayor Natalia Troya said that up until recently she was unaware of the problem. She stressed she has ordered that the use of the cameras be suspended and the town hall is looking into the situation. An additional camera located in Costa de los Pinos has also been removed.
Antoni Canovas, spokesperson for On SS, pointed out three cameras installed in 2008 at the Parc Verd and four others put up in the Plaça Mallorca in Cala Millor in 2010.
Canovas stressed the seriousness of the matter saying that recordings have been made for the past eight years without authorisation and are, therefore, totally illegal.