When thinking of 'smart cities' and the privacy of citizens, it is good to look what is happening with the registration of license plates on cars and the technology that is used to do so. In february of this year, the Dutch Raad van State (advice council for the government) found that retaining the license plate data could violate the privacy of car owners. Drivers, and possible also their passengers, could be recognizable and the data could be used for the investigation of criminal offences.
The remainder of this article is in Dutch (and all links and quotes are in Dutch). Interested in the Dutch situation and the privacy concerns surrounding the registration of number plates? Brush up your Dutch and turn to the Dutch version of this blogitem.