Carlsbad to photograph every car entering city

Via Phil Diehl of the San Diego Union Tribune:

Carlsbad is expanding its use of automated license plate readers into a system that aims to collect the registration information of every vehicle that enters the city.

The $1 million Police Department project — which will add stationary cameras at 14 key Carlsbad intersections, creating a virtual gateway at the city’s borders — was approved by the City Council last week, sparking outrage over privacy rights and government control from several residents and one council member.

Big Brother loves cameras.

Four council members, however, said they’re confident the information can be kept secure and that the system will increase safety for residents and police officers.

"Secure." It's rare that we ever had about a data breach these days.