Let’s face it E-ZPass may know more about you then most of your family members. It knows when you go over the Walt Whitman Bridge to the beach. It knows how long it took you to get from the Bensalem exit of the PA Turnpike to the Willow Grove exit. E-ZPass keeps these records, but who knows how long?
Now YOUR E-Z Pass records can be used against you in a New Jersey court. Just recently, an NJ Appellate court ruled that E-ZPass records are now admissible in court. It has been reported that this is the first court in New Jersey to ever rule on the admissibility of E-ZPass records. In this case, the E-ZPass records were used to prove the whereabouts of someone charged with domestic abuse.
Can your E-ZPass records be used to prove that you were speeding on a certain day? Could your records be used to prove that you have a habit of speeding which may have led to your car accident? Could your E-Z Pass records be used to prove that you were committing a crime or cheating on your spouse?
Be careful! E-Z Pass or its equivalent is here to stay, much like your cell phone records and your internet history. It is hard to hide in today’s world. There are cameras everywhere.
I am wondering when my next case will involve the use of E-ZPass records. It’s kind of scary. What do you think?