ACT police haven’t assessed Auror crime platform’s privacy impact


The ACT’s high cop has downplayed the usage of crime surveillance platform Auror, however consultants are calling it a doable breach of privateness rights.

Greens Senator David Shoebridge speaks to ACT Policing’s Neil Gaughan about Auror (Picture: APH)

Canberra’s high cop has admitted his power has not carried out a privateness evaluation for his or her use of Auror, a controversial “crime intelligence platform” that was the topic of a Crikey investigation.  

On Thursday, ACT Policing Chief Police Officer Neil Gaughan defended the power’s use of Auror in response to a line of questioning by Greens Senator David Shoebridge at a Senate estimates listening to for the Senate Authorized and Constitutional Affairs Committee. 

Auror is a software program platform that guarantees to assist struggle retail crime by permitting customers to share info with one another and police about alleged incidents. The software program, which may ingest CCTV footage, computerized licence quantity plate reader inputs and different knowledge, can alert customers when individuals or automobiles enter their shops. The corporate, additionally known as Auror, claims that 40% of Australian retailers, in addition to a variety of Australian police forces, use the software program.

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