[LINK] Automatic Number Plate Recognition was Re: IPv6 vs. Human Security [Was Re: smartphone privacy problems]

Gordon Keith gordonkeith at acslink.net.au
Thu Feb 17 14:14:47 AEDT 2011

On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:14:43 AM Roger Clarke 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.
> There is no mass surveillance mechanism in place for number-plates in 
> Australia.
> The State police forces, urged on by Crimtrac on behalf of national 
> security agencies, is trying to bring it about;  but they've been 
> meeting opposition, and will meet much more.
> See http://www.privacy.org.au/Papers/indexPolicies.html#TptANPR
> and http://www.rogerclarke.com/DV/ANPR-Surv.html


RECORD numbers of Tasmanian drivers have been nabbed courtesy of new high-tech 
cameras adopted in September.

The Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras have been used as a 
major tool in detecting about 1600 road safety offences since their roll out.


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