Police chiefs are under fire again after it was revealed today that the
personal details of innocent motorists are being stored on a centralised
database without their knowledge or permission.
The Sunday Times reported that up to 14 million photos of motorists are taken
every day via a network of roadside cameras across the country and stored on a
database in Hendon for at least two years.
The initiative uses automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) technology to
track vehicle movement, and the database contains car registration details as
well as photographs of the driver and front seat passengers.