Pirate Party hides GPS device on parking warden cars

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Three scan cars of parking inspection company Cition were secretly equipped with GPS trackers, in a joint effort by the Pirate Party and GeenStijl, to make a statement that the parking policy in Amsterdam needs to be revised, the collection of personal data and rise in parking fees need to stop.

The trackers make it possible for everyone to track the locations of the scan cars, who register license plates of parked cars in the city. The data is also used by the Tax department to fine lease-drivers who use their cars for private business. Cition left the scanners on the cars, but announced it would remove them by the end of day and return them to their owner on Monday.

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