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 January 11, 2011  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Dutch News reports:

The number plates of cars captured on film by automatic speed controls will remain on file for four weeks, if draft legislation from justice minister Ivo Opstelten makes the statute books.

The draft bill is due to be published today, according to the Telegraaf.

It says the minister believes keeping a description and other details on record along side the number plates of speeding vehicles will help police solve crimes.

Last year, the privacy watchdog CPB was very criticial of the way some regional forces kept speed camera information.

Opstelten said then he would amend the law to make it possible.

So where are the Dutch privacy watchdogs on the creation or expansion of this database now? Anyone have an English-language source with privacy advocates’ reactions?

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