British police have been using a nationwide network of cameras to capture images of drivers and other front seat passengers without their knowledge.
As per reports, the automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, which was developed to help police in fight against crime and terrorism, is being used to captures up to 14 million photographs of vehicles and their passengers every day.
The ANPR system identifies vehicles by their number plates and help police intercept suspicious vehicles.
The images of millions of motorists are held on a police database in North London.
Critics argue that the system invades personal privacy. They are of the view that surveillance is necessary but it must be done properly.
Speaking his mind, Claire Corbett from Brunel University’s law school said “There is always a potential danger that the data could be lost, leaked or stolen by a corrupt official.”
Shami Chakrabarti, the director of the civil rights group Liberty, has announced that she would challenge the surveillance system in the court of law.
- Robots to Walk Streets within 10 Years
- Bitcoin investors call for protection after collapse of two major Bitcoin platforms
- South Yorkshire cottage has been crashed into by 40 cars over last 14 years
- Doctors to Reconstruct People's Faces with Stem Cells from their Fat
- $10 Urine Test is Twice as Accurate as Existing Tests for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis