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Transportation Privacy

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Posted by Soulskill
from the crowdsourced-eyes-and-ears dept.
v3rgEz writes "Even as some police departments curtail their use of license plate scanning technology over privacy concerns, private companies have been amassing a much larger, almost completely unregulated database that pulls in billions of scans a year, marking the exact time and location of millions of vehicles across America. The database, which is often offered to law enforcement for free, is collected by repo and towing companies eager to tap easy revenue, while the database companies then resell that data, often for as little as $25 for a plate's complete recorded history."
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  • Re:Shazbot! (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @02:47PM (#46411747)

    If the US would get their head out of their asses and realize there needs to be things like privacy laws which dictate what information companies can collect and for what purposes, this would not be an issue.

    Right now in the US, anything which restricts corporations right to act like douchebags, and collect and sell your personal information is unrestricted.

    And any republican or libertarian who tells you this is fine is a sack of shit.

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