The Electric Commentary

Thursday, December 22, 2005

I See You.

Britain is going to start monitoring all cars, all the time:

Britain is to become the first country in the world where the movements of all vehicles on the roads are recorded. A new national surveillance system will hold the records for at least two years.

Using a network of cameras that can automatically read every passing number plate, the plan is to build a huge database of vehicle movements so that the police and security services can analyse any journey a driver has made over several years.

The network will incorporate thousands of existing CCTV cameras which are being converted to read number plates automatically night and day to provide 24/7 coverage of all motorways and main roads, as well as towns, cities, ports and petrol-station forecourts.

2 Comments:

  • Ok, that just flat-out creeps me out.

    By Blogger Trix, at 3:49 PM  

  • Great, soon the British Dick Cheney and Karl Rove can lean on Scotland Yard or MI5 and make sure I get audited if I drove to the British John Kerry's campaign headquarters.

    By Anonymous Scott H, at 8:48 PM  

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