TomTom giving customer driving data to cops
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Thu Apr 28 14:47:21 BST 2011
In article <4DB93455.9060308 at andros.org.uk>, Andrew McLean
<lists at andros.org.uk> writes
>> 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".
If they wanted the results presented like that, I expect they'd ask the
supplier for their conclusions. The conspiracy theory is that they are
getting the raw data too, but perhaps it's just a cock-up.
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