Government orders review of number plate recording cameras

Tom Webster

Home secretary Theresa May has ordered a review of the Automatic Number Plate Recognition system that records the licence plates of up to 14 million cars each day.

The government is to look at restricting the access to the database, which contains around 7.6 billion images. The amount of time that the pictures are stored for will also be subject to review, as there is no maximum time at the moment.