Big Brother in Your Dashboard

In Sacramento, they are scheming of ways to put a camera in your car. It is supposedly for safety and to learn about accidents. But if that’s needed, it should be up to the owner of the car, as the ACLU says in its timid qualified critique. However, if the driver can own the car camera, why can’t he choose not to buy a car with one of these cameras in the first place? Why can’t the auto companies and their customers decide? If it’s truly for safety, leave it up to the market. But this is just another excuse for the government to pry into our lives, in this case in a very intimate way.

Anthony Gregory is a former Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the Independent books American Surveillance and The Power of Habeas Corpus in America.
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