Privacy Advocates Eye Mass Pike Gantries Data Collection

Boston Globe reports that gantries installed along the Massachusetts Turnpike in preparation for the fall start of all-electronic tolling “are already quietly capturing and storing information on how fast you’ve been driving.” MassDOT officials “say the data need to be gathered for the new toll system to work properly” and that they have no intention of using data to enforce speed limits. “But,” the report notes, “privacy advocates worry that the state could change its mind someday. They are also concerned that data captured by electronic tolling could, regardless, wind up being used against drivers. . . .”