LPR Privacy Problems Reviewed

By John Honovich, Published Oct 02, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

The Wall Street Journal has released a detailed investigative report that raises significant concerns about privacy threats from the growing use of license plate recognition (LPR, often called ANPR outside of the US).

Here are key points raised:

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  • ******* *** ****: **** **** **** ** ***** ******* access ** ***** **** ** **** bondsmen, ******* *******, ******* ************* *** insurers. "** *** **** **** *****, I **** ** ******* ******** **** be **** *********," **** *** ** these ********.
  • $** ******* ** ******* ****** **** the **** * ***** *** *** enforcement ******** ** *** *** *******. Presuming ** ******* ****** **** $**,*** that ***** **** **** *,*** **** units.
  • * ********** ****** ***** ** *** cameras **** * ***** ******* * million ****** ** ***** * ******* were ****** (******* ** * *** car). *** *** *** **** ** obtain *** ** **** ******* * public-records ******* ***.
  • ***** ******: ******* ***** *********** *** ** ******* up ******* ******'* ******** *********** ** a **** ******* ** ****** *********, "********** ********, ******, ******* *************, ********, researchers, ******* **** ********* ***, ** some ******, ***********."
  • **% ** ***** ****** *********** *** license ***** ******* ********* ** * 2010 *****.
  • ******* ***********: *** ****** **** ********** *** ***** them. ******* **** ****, ** ****** at*** ***** ****** ******* ******* ***** information *** * *************** ** ***** $** ******* ******** system. *** ** **, * ********* ******* ** ******* ****** ******** in ***** **** **** ****************** ******** *** *** ****** ** being *********.
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  • **** **** **** **** *** *****: ******** ********** *** **** ** *** "a ****** ********** *** ****** ** his ******** ****** ** ****. *** file ********* *** ****** ** *** Tercel *** **** ** *** ****** Prius, ***** ** **** ** ****** less **********. '* *** ********* ***** were **** ******** ***** * ***** actually ******** ******. ****'* *** ***** I'm *******. ****'* ** ** ** Cal *****.'"

The ***** *****

* **** *** ****** *** ***** on **** ******** ** ********* ******:

"* **** ******** ********* ** *** government ******* ** **** * ***'* go **** ****** *** **** *****," [the **** ***] ****. "****'* ****** my ******** ****." ** ********* *** company *** ******* "******** ** ********" of ****** ** ****** **********.

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******

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