Number plate blurring on video/photos

Mr. G

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A secret service representative visited our school today to help our students with on line non sense. Afterward I asked him about my tags being visible in a recent video. He made it very clear that I had made a bad decision. I went home a blurred my tags. -peace
 
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HippoDrone

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Unless you are doing something wrong, or are a "celebrity/person of interest" I really can't see any issue with showing something that anyone can see every time our bike/car/truck is out in public. Did he state why it was a bad decision?
 

Mr. G

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Unless you are doing something wrong, or are a "celebrity/person of interest" I really can't see any issue with showing something that anyone can see every time our bike/car/truck is out in public. Did he state why it was a bad decision?
He said it was just to much of a risk for people to use the tags to get your personal information. And assured me that it does happen. Although he said the biggest issue in the states at the moment is people putting info scanning devices on atm machines and gas pumps.
 
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R-Rated

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So basically they said there is someone somewhere is scanning our tags anyway?

I guess if I get internet famous and YouTube rich I will need to move to a gated neighborhood and have ill tempered dogs roaming the grounds with even more ill tempered handlers picking up after them. :p
 
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HippoDrone

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Contactless payment is a real risk. In the UK people can't get any personal info from a reg plate, the most they could do is see if it is in date for tax and test and if it has been in an accident/has finance outstanding on it.
 
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R-Rated

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Contactless payment is a real risk. In the UK people can't get any personal info from a reg plate, the most they could do is see if it is in date for tax and test and if it has been in an accident/has finance outstanding on it.
Plus some states here have the tag stay with the vehicle so if you buy a used vehicle who knows what magazines and seedy websites have that tag unashamedly fully exposed for all to see...
 

Mr. G

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So basically they said there is someone somewhere is scanning our tags anyway?

I guess if I get internet famous and YouTube rich I will need to move to a gated neighborhood and have ill tempered dogs roaming the grounds with even more ill tempered handlers picking up after them. :p
Damn, your even going to have handlers!?
 
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blipblip

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I'm new here :D but i blur my reg and everybody else's for privacy and a fine (ticket) :D.

Also to deter bike thieves, they might not stalk me to find my garage but my neighbours car might.

so much dodgy things take place where I live because of the fact that there's not a single working speed camera within this town lool.
 

Chris_SVS

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He said it was just to much of a risk for people to use the tags to get your personal information. And assured me that it does happen. Although he said the biggest issue in the states at the moment is people putting info scanning devices on atm machines and gas pumps.
The UK has somewhere in the region of 8500 ANPR cameras that read plates and track/log movement. Nothing to fear unless your vehicle is on a watchlist, or ends up on one.

While I get the blurring thing, there's no way within the UK now (partly thanks to GDPR) to get any driver details with just the plate.. I've transferred numerous vehicles since GDPR, the V5C document we have nere no longer includes the details of the previous owner etc etc. I still have documents with last owner details on them though ;)

As an aside, last weekend I rode nearly 1200miles and passed literally thousands of drivers/riders/pedestrians, every one of them has the ability to read my plate - how many of them also had a camera?

Realistically, the worst anyone could do is clone it - security pass and cameras would likely prove me to be at work so it wasn't me :p
 

mykb93

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I think when I first started out motovlogging I tried to cover my plate but I'm so lame and never "really" break the law it was a waste of time to blur it out. As for privacy, well here in the good ole USA we have no expectation of privacy when in public anyways so... who cares really. If I piss someone off enough to write my tag down and try and find me, they are going to get what they want.
 

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