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NSW Database Prompts Concerns

SURVEILLANCE—AUSTRALIA

September 12, 2013

ABC reports on New South Wales police creating “a giant database storing more than 200 million photographs of cars using roads across the state.” In this feature, NSW Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Coombs comments, “To my mind, this issue raises things which are fundamental in the legislation, and that's about transparency and accountability.” Coombs has said she is “eager” to clarify how much data is being collected and stored, and whether the practice violates privacy law.
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