Police tap into Sat-Nav location data to place speed cameras

In the Netherlands Police have been using GPS location data from Sat-Nav devices to place speed cameras at locations where drivers exceed the speed limit

TomTom releases the anonymous data to Government agencies for the purposes of road safety planning and identifying congestion hot-spots. The data doesn’t contain any identifying information about individual drivers. The Netherlands Police have also been using the data to locate stretches of road where motorists regularly exceed the speed limit to place speed cameras. A TomTom statement explains that the company will prevent that type of use of their data in the future and reassured customers that their privacy has not been compromised.

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