Disclosure of the ATM recording
The Appellant had sought a copy of the recording of a particular Bank ATM during a specific period. The PIO refused to disclose the information claiming exemption under Section 8 (1) (d) and 8 (1) (j). The PIO argued that the disclosure of the video recording of the ATM would endanger the safety of the ATM by exposing the details about its operations and that the recording might contain transactions of other customers and will compromise their commercial confidence. The Commission observed that the CCTV camera in the ATM captures whatever an ordinary customer visiting the ATM would see with his eyes and nothing more. However, the Commission accepted that the recording might contain transactions of other customers and may compromise their commercial confidence. The Commission directed to disclose the information if the recording during this specific period shows that only the Appellant had transacted with the ATM and no one else.
Citation : Shri Pradeep Chander v. Bank of Baroda in CIC/SM/A/2010/001608