UK: Warning of backlash over car number plate camera network

"Police chiefs face public backlash over the way system is operating, says government’s CCTV commissioner... Britain’s network of number plate recognition cameras amounts to “one of the largest data gatherers in the world” and threatens to spark a public outcry against police mass surveillance, the CCTV commissioner has warned.... Porter expressed frustration at the refusal of police to publish details about the number and location of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, and evidence of their effectiveness. “Given the large-scale data acquisition of such a system, I find this surprising,” he told the Guardian."

See the article: Warning of backlash over car number plate camera network (Guardian, link)

See: Surveillance Camera Commissioner Annual Report 2014/15 (pdf)

 

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