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New York Would Like to "Photograph Every Vehicle Entering Manhattan and Sniff Out Radioactivity "
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 16:16:32 -0400



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From: "Frederick Lane" <fslane3 () gmail com>
Date: August 12, 2008 3:06:51 PM EDT
To: "Farber, Dave" <dave () farber net>
Subject: New York Would Like to "Photograph Every Vehicle Entering Manhattan and Sniff Out Radioactivity "

Hi Dave --

For IP if you wish:

The following article showed up in the New York Times yesterday, and
is worth noting:

City Would Photograph Every Vehicle Entering Manhattan and Sniff Out
Radioactivity
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/12/nyregion/12cars.html

The name of the proposed initiative, Operation Sentinel, is more than
a little chilling. Although the objectives of the program are
obviously laudable, it's not clear from the article what safeguards
would be in place to protect the privacy of individuals who have their
license plates (or more) photographed. Planners claim that irrelevant
images will be discarded after a month, but I suspect the default will
be lengthy data retention and undoubtedly, mission creep.

-- Fred

--
Frederick Lane is an attorney, expert witness, lecturer, and author
who has appeared on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," CNN, NBC, ABC,
CBS, the BBC, and MSNBC. He has just finished his fourth book, "The
Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the
Supreme Court" (Beacon Press May 2008), and is beginning work on
"People in Glass Houses: The Right to Privacy in the Age of Electronic
Voyeurism" (Beacon 2009). For additional information, please visit
http://www.FrederickLane.com or call 802-318-4604.




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