MassDOT Responds to Privacy Concerns about AET System’s “Hot List” Feature

WCVB News reports, “A quiet feature of the Massachusetts Turnpike’s new open-road tolling system has privacy advocates concerned, but the state argues it could end up saving lives.” The report adds, “‘The purpose of us collecting the data is to allow us to collect tolls,’ an official with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Monday. But privacy advocates have criticized the system’s ‘hot list’ feature, which would instantly notify police when certain license plates pass under the system’s gantries.”