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ANPR Trial Capturing Vehicle Locations

GEO PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

September 5, 2013

Police are using “GPS technology to capture the location of more than a million vehicles on Queensland roads at any one time” as part of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) trial slated to end next June, The Courier Mail reports. ANPR uses GPS and cameras in police vehicles, and if a motorist drives past, the vehicle’s position is recorded. “It will be stored for a year and one day,” the report states, noting the information will be used to assist in solving crimes.
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