Australia: ‘World-first Big Brother Sydney traffic cameras capturing drivers’ private information’ spark privacy concerns

New cameras that routinely take bursts of high-definition photographs of law-abiding Sydneysiders inside their cars have triggered major privacy concerns.
The NSW Government’s mobile phone detection cameras, heralded as “world-first” road safety technology, work by capturing wide-angled images of all passing drivers and front passengers through the windscreens of cars to check if they’re using a phone while behind the wheel.
But more than 1100 pages of emails and documents – obtained by 9News under Freedom of Information laws – reveal numerous red flags over the Big Brother technology have been raised by the NSW Information and Privacy Commission (IPC).