How to Make Traffic Cameras Respect Privacy

LawMeme links to a paper suggesting a cryptographic scheme to make traffic cameras that respect driver privacy:The basic idea is to replace cameras that snap pictures of license plates with EZ-Pass style transponders. On detecting a violation, the traffic enforcement…

Privacy as Contextual Integrity (Part 4): The Impact of new Vehicle Technology

[This is Part 4 of my discussion of the theory of "Privacy as Contextual Integrity"]The Impact of new Vehicle TechnologyWhen viewed within existing theories of privacy, any potential impact by new vehicle technologies on the flow of personal information could…

Federal Judge: No Warrant Needed to Use GPS Tracker

(via Privacy.org) A very chilling precedent from an upstate New York federal judge who ruled that police can secretly attach Global Positioning System devices to a suspect's vehicle without a warrant, stating that suspects had "no expectation of privacy in…

California wants GPS Tracking Devices in Every Car

Since many states use gasoline taxes to help fund highway projects and road repairs, the increased usage of gas/electric hybrids hit are causing cash-strapped states to warn of rough roads ahead. California & Oregon are reported to be considering a…

Submission to “Science and Technology in Society” Conference

I've made the following submission to the Science and Technology in Society conference sponsored by the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, The Center for International Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University, the Science and Technology…