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Transportation Crime EU Government

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020 364

Posted by timothy
from the don't-worry-we'll-only-track-you dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A secretive EU body has agreed to develop a device to be fitted to all cars allowing police to cut off any engine at will, it emerged today. The device, which could be imposed within a decade, would also allow police to track a vehicle's movements as well as immobilise it. According to The Daily Telegraph a group of senior EU officials, including several Home Office mandarins, have signed off the proposal at a secret meeting in Brussels."
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EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

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  • Re:Great idea (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 30, 2014 @05:46PM (#46114547)

    I'm sure the definition of "criminal" will quickly expand once they get this power. Have an unpaid parking ticket? Your car is now disabled. Behind on child support payments? Your car is now disabled....etc,etc, etc

  • by icebike (68054) on Thursday January 30, 2014 @05:54PM (#46114635)

    It only takes a FEW cars disabled in key intersections to plug city streets.
    Police could do this, or criminals could do it keep police away from the bank heist (or what ever).
    Or the mythical terrorists, I suppose.

    Its bad enough when Obama visits any town in the US and shuts the the airport and motorcade route down
    for nothing but a political fundraiser. Can you imagine this technology loose in wild?

    I guarantee if this gets passed in the EU it will arrive in the US in short order. Every time there is
    a police chase anywhere, there will be a hue and cry from the usual useful idiots lobbying for this on
    all cars.

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