Friday, May 22, 2009

Two-year storing of car journey details

A UK database is storing details of car journeys undertaken on British roads for up to two years, according to a BBC News report. A national network of CCTV cameras is being linked together with a centralized database, including cameras that monitor major roads and intersections together with those operated by local city authorities ...

And the country's Information Commissioner Richard Thomas, whose job it is to protect personal data, has concerns about the lack of regulation. He said: "There's very little monitoring. I mean, my office has very limited powers. We have very limited resources. We are not actively monitoring that area. You're right to ask the question. No one's checking it at the moment"