Utah has given an AI company real-time access to state traffic cameras, CCTV and “public safety” cameras, 911 emergency systems, location data for state-owned vehicles, and other sensitive data.
How “safe” do we want to be as a society? And who owns this data? Utah? The residents of Utah? This AI company? Can this data be sold? Is it being sold now?
Banjo (The Company) has installed its own servers in the headquarters of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), a civilian agency, and has direct, real-time access to the thousands of traffic cameras the state operates. It has jacked into 911 systems of emergency operations centers all over the state, according to contracts, emails, and other government documents obtained by Motherboard using public record requests, as well as video and audio recordings of city council meetings around the state that we reviewed.
Reprinted from: https://www.ac2news.com/2020/03/utah-has-given-an-ai-company-real-time-access-to-state-traffic-cameras-cctv-and-public-safety-cameras-911-emergency-systems-location-data-for-state-owned-vehicles-and-other-sensitive-data/