State Bill Would Track Drivers’ Mileage
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.August 26, 2013
Oregon lawmakers have approved a bill that would tax drivers not on the amount of gas their cars burn but on the number of miles driven. The program, which would commence in 2015 with volunteers, would use technology to track driver’s mileage, but that has raised concerns about government surveillance of driving habits. In response to such concerns, the legislation limits who can see the information reported by tracking devices and requires the state and private entities tracking the data to destroy location information from participating drivers within 30 days of using it for billing, Stateline reports.