Wood Communications and Alpha Vision Design would like you, the security forces of this or other states, to consider their lovely surveillance cameras. Silicon Republic would like to facilitate them in making this invitation. To recap on previous opinions I've expressed- ANPR coupled with casual storage of all data recorded by the system will not withstand legal challenge.
The front page of the Motoring supplement of today's Irish Times has an article on speed cameras. At the end it casually mentions that Gardaí expect that the cameras will record 11 million plates a month. Now, I know we've got road problems, but I don't think that limits the recording of cars to just those actually speeding.