A video circulating on social media revealed the presence of a surveillance camera in the women's dressing room of a water park in Tashkent. The water park administration confirmed the existence of the camera and explained that it had been in place for 12 years to address theft incidents. The camera is strictly monitored by female staff members, and access is restricted for men.
Similar surveillance measures are also in place in the men's locker room, specifically during the annual inspection. No issues have been observed thus far. The details of the inspection office were not disclosed by the manager.
Tashkent police responded to the situation by conducting checks on staff phones to ensure no photos or videos of pool visitors were stored or shared. No evidence was found.
A preventive discussion was held with the water park staff regarding the importance of not sharing personal photos or videos of pool visitors. The office clarified that the changing rooms do not have cameras, but rather cameras are installed in the lockers where visitors store their personal belongings.
In a separate incident, a female student reported the secret installation of a surveillance camera in a dormitory room where girls reside. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Fergana Region conducted an investigation, and the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Innovation announced a service investigation into the matter. As a result, four employees, including the vice-rector directly involved, were dismissed, and disciplinary action was taken against one specialist.