UK Daily Mail
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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