MassDOT Chief Reassures Public about AET Data Handling

Boston Herald reports that Massachusetts transportation secretary Stephanie Pollack took to the air on September 14 to reassure motorists that data captured by the state’s new AET system will only be used for toll collection and to track a vehicle when, as during an Amber Alert, “it really matters that we find the person now, and not a week from now.” Pollack added that the state’s records conservation board is currently drafting rules for the collection and storage of data to “make sure we are not unnecessarily keeping people’s information, because if you keep it, you know there is all this hacking going on and all that.”