In this self explanatory letter, I ask the Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter whether the proposed new category of 'Bulk Personal Dataset' applies to ANPR and whether the intelligence agencies have a copy of all our journey data as part of … [Read more...] about Do the intelligence agencies also have a record of our car journeys from the ANPR system? #IPBill
It appears that the Met Police might hold a local copy of the national ANPR feed going back to 2012. This appears to have been put in place as a CT measure during the Olympics, on the understanding (agreed with the ICO) that it would be deleted … [Read more...] about ANPR – should the MPS be hanging on to national vehicle movements data from 2012?
The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has put a series of tough questions to the police forces that operate the ANPR system following disturbing revelations in my FOI work. Commissioner Tony Porter said in a speech to the ANPR user group … [Read more...] about Regulator puts tough questions to police on ANPR governance following my FOI
I have written before about governance of police data in my role as a former member of the Crime and Justice Sector Transparency Panel. The automatic number plate recognition system in the UK is huge - as many as ten billion number plate reads a … [Read more...] about ANPR – concerns about governance and legality of data retention
Through my seat on the Crime and Justice Sector Transparency panel I have asked the Home Office for a note on lay or civilian membership of governance bodies of the major police databases. I want to help stop the police blundering into the same … [Read more...] about Police databases time for some broadly based civilian governance?