Buckinghamshire CC ANPR cameras

Chris Edwards chris-ukcrypto at lists.skipnote.org
Wed Jan 11 14:49:03 GMT 2012

On Mon, 9 Jan 2012, Ian Batten wrote:

| I think the idea that you can drive around in public, in a taxed, 
| insured vehicle with big clear identification marks at each end, where 
| there are clear public interests in ensuring that the vehicle is taxed, 
| insured and MoT'd, and where a variety of crimes can be deterred, 
| detected and punished by simply reading the identifying marks placed 
| there for that very purpose, and still have an expectation that you can 
| do so without your location being occasionally made available is 
| fantastical.  Cars are dangerous things, which society rightly regulates 
| in terms of who can own and use and the conditions under which they can 
| be owned and used.  I think claiming that you have a right to anonymity 
| under those circumstances is a real case of begging the question.

Fair enough, but does policing of car use justify the state keeping ANPR 
type data *indefinitely* ?

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