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License Plate Scanning Cameras Ruled Illegal in Britain

Posted By admin On July 25, 2013 @ 5:14 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet,Tile | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
July 25, 2013

Police could be forced drastically to scale back their use of ‘Big Brother’ road cameras which record the movements of millions of motorists every day.

In a landmark ruling, the privacy watchdog declared that a ring of cameras installed around the quiet market town of Royston in Hertfordshire was unlawful and excessive.

Privacy campaigners said yesterday’s ruling would affect every police force in the country and would make them carry out a full audit of the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, a network of 10,000 cameras across the UK.

Every day, these record the detailed movements of some 16million motorists. The cameras record the number plate of every vehicle that passes.

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