Police may get right to keep number plate records for four weeks

The government is considering allowing the police to keep all the number plates recorded on traffic cameras for four weeks.

At the moment, the police are not allowed to keep number plates as a reference source.

Justice minister Ivo Opstelten wants the law changed so police can check number plates when information comes in later that a vehicle was involved in a crime.

The government’s advisory body, the Council of State, says privacy considerations have not been taken into account, reports Nos news. It wants the government to put forward better arguments for a change in the law.