[LINK] IPv6 vs. Human Security [Was Re: smartphone privacy problems]

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Feb 1 10:22:55 AEDT 2011

>>  At 22:43 +1100 31/1/11, Paul Brooks wrote:
>>>  There  is no natural protection when driving around - the
>>>  authorities can track your
>>>  whereabouts from your number-plates. Unless you change your device,
>>>  you can be tracked
>>>  and correlated over time.

>On 2011/Feb/01, at 8:14 AM, Roger Clarke wrote:
>>  There is no mass surveillance mechanism in place for number-plates in
>>  Australia.

At 9:56 +1100 1/2/11, Kim Holburn wrote:
>I believe there is:
>The Safe-T-Cam system is an automated monitoring system that uses 
>digital camera technology to read heavy vehicles' number plates to 
>enable the RTA to monitor heavy vehicle movements.
>It can read number plates automatically and it can automatically 
>tell the difference between cars and trucks.  It was set up in 1995. 
>It is now in South Australia as well.

I'm guilty of imprecision.  (What, again?!).

The NSW and SA systems are limited to trucks.  Paul was talking about 
"your number-plates", and I intended the scope of my statement to be 
passenger vehicles, but didn't say so.

Some info and refs on the NSW and SA schemes are in the reference I cited, at:

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