TomTom giving customer driving data to cops

Andrew McLean lists at
Thu Apr 28 10:33:09 BST 2011

On 28/04/2011 07:51, Roland Perry wrote:
> I'm prepared to believe that the TomTom data doesn't overtly identify 
> individual cars, they could be sending the police tracking data based 
> on a token for each car, although you could still build up a picture 
> like those iPhone maps we saw last week, and know where the car was 
> parked at night.
I suppose the police could be getting anonomised data at the individual 
car level. But that would require them to do a lot of processing to 
identify "speeding hotspots".

I think its a bit more likely that they would be getting statistical 
data along the lines of: "The number of cars per hour on this stretch of 
road travelling at an average speed between "90 km/h and 100 km/h is 
..., the number travelling between 100km/h and 110 km/h is ..., etc".


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