Big Brother? License Plate Cameras
|Updated: 2/23/2010 8:56 pm
||Published: 2/17/2010 9:21 pm
Update: February 23, 2010
The technology company SecureNet says it met with the Tulsa City Council today to discuss the possiblity of installing automatic license plate recognition cameras in some police vehicles.
Oklahoma Drivers could soon be watched by hundreds of highway cameras across the state. The cameras electronically read your license plate and then check it with a state or national databases.
Governor Henry's spokesperson said there hasn't been a final decision, but a legislative source close to the Department of Public Safety told FOX23, Governor Henry has already told the Department of Public Safety to move ahead with the installation of the cameras.
The idea is to check for uninsured motorists and make some money doing it. The proposal is to install 200 cameras on highways. The cameras read every license plate as you drive by, checking your license plate with an insurance database. But some worry it may find other personal information.
it's called automatic license plate recognition.
Amanda Teegarden is the Executive director of OKSAFE, Oklahomans for sovereignty and free enterprise.
Teegarden said, "There's no other way to describe it except it's truly a big brother surveillance society and again the serious concern is the prevalence of cameras. The move to more camera in the munipalities and the state raises serious privacy concerns Right now is the time to take action. I think it's of the utmost importance that they understand the danger that is looming. "
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