LPR Privacy Problems Reviewed

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 02, 2012

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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