[LINK] NSW Police photographing numberplates and storing data for five years, Four Corners reports

Jeremy Visser jeremy at visser.name
Mon Sep 9 22:42:33 AEST 2013

On 09/09/2013, at 8:32 AM, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>> New South Wales Police cars are photographing the numberplates of every vehicle they pass on the state's roads and storing the data in a vast searchable database with more than 200 million entries.
>> Digital cameras attached to 280 vehicles are automatically taking snapshots of all the cars they pass, irrespective of whether they are suspected of any offence.

I don’t disagree with the concerns raised here, but how was this not already known?!

When they sent us rego renewal letters with a big blank void where the rego sticker was, saying that police cars now automatically detect unregistered vehicles, how did people not already notice this?!

Why has it taken nearly a year for someone to notice?

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