New transport tracking system may not be anonymous

The DCC is installing a system that tracks traffic "by detecting Bluetooth in car devices and tracking them from one location to another. The detections are anonymous and there is no way to identify people or vehicles."

Some more explanation of that would be welcome, as how is it possible to track a bluetooth in-car device, or anything else for that matter, from one location to another without identifying it?

The website of the system's supplier, Addinsight, makes no assurances about the data collected being anonymous. Indeed, it says: "Addinsight records everything and allows you to interrogate the data any way you like."

Is a $150,000 traffic monitoring system being installed under mistaken apprehensions or false pretences? Do the public have the full story about what's happening with their travel data?

 - David Cohen

 

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