Human Rights Commission chairman James Austin Smith finds no breach in the department of vehicle and motor registration’s new electronic license plates system.
Mr Austin Smith says the HRC wrote to the DVML for more detailed information regarding the system and having reviewed that information the finding was made.
The new electric plates, which will be tamper-proof, will be rolled out in January and will have embedded radio frequency chips to track the vehicles if stolen or used in criminal activities and traffic patterns. He says he’s satisfied the new system does not currently present any breach of individuals’ right to privacy. The commission, he adds, acknowledges more public education on the operation of the system could be useful.