road toll transponder hacked

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Thu Aug 28 12:55:52 EDT 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 06:03:14PM +0200, Stefan Kelm wrote:

> We've been helping the German "Toll Collect" system (as
> discussed in this thread as well) setting up and implementing
> their data privacy concept. This concept requires Toll Collect
> to delete almost any data after a certain (quite short, actually)

They (not Toll Collect, though) do a realtime query against a 
reasonably long list of license plates in some German states, I recall reading.

> amount of time. Even with disk prices falling they save lots
> and lots of money (even compared to what we charged them for
> telling them... :-) ).

Given where things are headed in Germany, I guarantee you Toll Collect
will be required by law to do data retention for at least a year or
two in less than 5 years.

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