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U.K. plans to track all drivers with GPS, charge fees; DNA data


Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 12:18:26 -0500
From: Simon Spero <ses@unc.edu>
To: declan@well.com
Subject: [For FC]: Sky spy could make drivers pay

UK transport Czar  wants to track every motorist with gps black box.  The 
stated reason is to implement congestion pricing, and if you believe that, 
there's I've got a steel company in Romania I'd like to sell you.

The story doesn't give any technical details, but I can only thing of one 
legititmate way of implementing road pricing like this- tamper-proof black 
box calculating charges in real time and recording only the total charge, 
not the location. Reason why this is a bad idea: no such thing as tamper-proof.


Sky spy could make drivers pay

By Mike Peacock

LONDON (Reuters) - Motorists could be charged for using busy roads with 
satellites monitoring their every move under plans to be announced by the 
government's "transport czar" on Monday.

The proposals by Professor David Begg, chairman of the government-sponsored 
Commission for Integrated Transport, will include plans to fit cars with a 
black box which would be tracked by global positioning satellites (GPS).


From: "John Cieciel" <uselesseater@msn.com>
To: "dec" <declan@well.com>
Subject: Daily Telegraph: Police fears on push for DNA bank [24feb02]
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 11:28:05 -0600

Oz Police 'fear' DNA Data Bank Misuse


J. Cieciel


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