Buckinghamshire CC ANPR cameras
Clive D.W. Feather
clive at davros.org
Thu Jan 12 10:05:33 GMT 2012
Chris Edwards said:
> | 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 ?
The EU says if anyone 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.
However, they can make an enquiry of DVLA, who publish a long list of
situations when they'll release information. It wouldn't be hard to fake up
a reason that fits.
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