Buckinghamshire CC ANPR cameras

Clive D.W. Feather clive at davros.org
Thu Jan 12 10:06:37 GMT 2012

k.brown at bbk.ac.uk said:
> As to whether its legal or justified to keep such data, there is, I
> assume, no law against anyone standing at the side of the road and
> jotting down registration numbers on a pad.


> Or storing them in a
> computer.

Data Protection Act. There may be "personal use" exemptions, but those are
narrower than you might think (see the Lindquist case).

> Its hard to imagine the government passing a law that stops its own
> agencies doing things that private citizens are permitted to do.

That's the whole idea of democratic control of the government!

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