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UK Police : 14 Million Image Reads Per Day

February 12th, 2010

Peter John Glynn

The Register reports that the National Policing Improvement Agency are using 10,000 cameras to automatically read and process 14m number plates of Britain's motorists per day.

Quite what this body are doing with the information is not disclosed.  In fact the Agency, run on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers, refuse to disclose where their secret cameras are located.

But they do admit that they now have the capacity to record up to 50 million each ( and every) day.  Presumably their hard drive will be groaning under the bytes stored.  And it is not just a 'numbers game'.   Some police forces also use their ANPR cameras to capture larger images of drivers and passengers which are then stored for up to one year.  WHY???

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