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Gardaí are told to switch off number plate ID cameras

Data commission probe leads to shutdown of cameras that can detect stolen and untaxed cars

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
1st December, 2019
The probe into CCTV and ANPR forms part of a wider, ongoing probe into monitoring of people in public places (Pic: Getty)

Gardaí have been ordered to switch off security cameras that can recognise the number plates of suspect cars, in a ruling that could have far-reaching implications.

Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras are used by gardaí to recognise vehicles as being stolen and untaxed, as well as those connected with terrorist suspects, crime groups, drug trafficking, people trafficking or other suspected offences.

An inquiry by the Data Protection Commission (DPC) into a flagship...

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