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License Plate Readers Could Put Insurance Data At Risk

Connecticut legislators are studying a plan approved by a State Senate committee that would explore placing radio frequency identification tags (RFIDs) into the state’s license plates to track cars and generate tickets for drivers with lapsed registration, emissions, or insurance
April 10, 2012

Connecticut legislators are studying a plan approved by a State Senate committee that would explore placing radio frequency identification tags (RFIDs) into the state’s license plates to track cars and generate tickets for drivers with lapsed registration, emissions, or insurance. Proponents claim that RFIDs would help catch more people violating the law, as the state no longer requires colored stickers that identify a car as being up to date on registration or smog testing. The plan could generate $29 million in fines associated with these laws.

Concerns have been expressed that the RFID tags are invasive, and that there is an exceptionally high potential for abuse, by government, private industry, or even stalkers. All that is needed to read these tags is a $200 RFID reader and to be around 10 feet from the vehicle, sparking questions about privacy invasion and potential safety hazards.

Read more on license plate readers: License Plate Could Broadcast Insurance Data (FOX Business 4/3/12)

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