License Plate Recognition Systems: Scanning Away our Privacy
The number of photo enforcement technologies are continuing to increase in this country, with new-fangled infrared-based license plate recognition systems and license plate scanning systems being the latest threat to our civil liberties and rights to privacy.
As I have long suspected, it's going to get worse in this country, before it gets better:
License Plate Scanning/License Plate Recognition (ALPRS): More Big Brother-Like Privacy Destroying Technology
At least there's already an antidote to the problem: Veil G4.
Veil Guy :driver:
This is a double post for sake of completeness becuase it covers two distinct topics - please continue any conversation about this in the Red Light camera section
ALPR and Photo-enforcement just joined forces to send Veil Guy's blood pressure through the roof.
Oak Forest (IL) police are believed to be the first in the country and perhaps the world to successfully test the village's red light cameras to locate vehicles identified in an Amber Alert.
Once a license plate number is entered into the computer system, the cameras stop enforcing red light violations so they can focus on viewing the license plates of cars traveling through an intersection.
Once the cameras identify the targeted vehicle, a text message is sent to police department e-mail accounts along with an image of the vehicle captured on camera.
The full article can be read here The SouthtownStar
Original Press release: Gatso USA introduces industry's first Amber Alert photo enforcement camera - ITS International - News Article
(Though again, are rights being violated?)
If the police are using the technology to infringe on our rights then maybe cover up your license plate and claim something got stuck on it. Then again you might be a target for law enforcement. Is there any way around this?
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