Buckinghamshire CC ANPR cameras

Chris Edwards chris-ukcrypto at lists.skipnote.org
Thu Jan 12 09:28:56 GMT 2012

nOn Thu, 12 Jan 2012, Roland Perry wrote:

| http://ec.europa.eu/justice/policies/privacy/docs/wpdocs/2007/wp136_en.pdf
|         "a person may be identified directly by name or indirectly by a
|         telephone number, a car registration number, a social security
|         number, a passport number or by a combination of significant
|         criteria which allows him to be recognized by narrowing down the
|         group to which he belongs (age, occupation, place of residence,
|         etc.)".

Does that apply to *all* processing of registration numbers ?  Or only if 
the controller can realistically turn it into a name ?

E.g a garage collects registrations of its customers, and can turn them 
into names via it's records.  So personal data.  But the typical 
(non-government) ANPR operator may collect loads of registrations, the 
vast majority of which they are unable (as Ian notes) to turn into a name, 
as they don't have access to DVLA database.

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