HUMAN Rights campaigners have criticised a Government move to allow taxi drivers to make audio recordings of passengers.
State Transport Minister Scott Emerson will introduce legislation next year in a move he says will improve safety.
It follows a 2005 move that saw video cameras in Queensland cabs.
Her concerns were echoed by current Commissioner Lemm Ex in a policy paper produced by TMR about the Taxi Security Camera Program.
In his responses, Mr Ex said there was a "consistent lack of evidence supporting the expansion of the current system throughout the discussion paper".
"While the vast majority of conversations recorded will be of no use to the taxi industry, they will of course be of intense interest to someone," Mr Ex said.
"While video surveillance in public spaces is commonplace, there are very few places that record audio also.
"The taxi records will be a potential 'honey pot' of otherwise unobtainable information for such diverse persons as marketers, employers, law enforcement agencies and of course, criminals."