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Congestion Privacy

Albert Fox Cahn

Congestion Privacy investigates the privacy impact of New York City’s congestion pricing system. The system leverages a broad range of technologies to charge a fee for driving personal vehicles into portions of Manhattan.

The whitepaper reviews MTA documents and contractor proposals that suggest the MTA may implement tracking systems that create a perpetual log of every vehicle, driver, and passenger entering the congestion zone. The paper analyzes the impact the potential for misuse of that information by law enforcement, hackers, and immigration officials.