In case you’re wondering if the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) new RFID license plates opens the doors for a potential breach in privacy, the agency says the answer is ‘no.’
According to the LTO, the QR codes on the new RFID license plates only contain details about the vehicle, not sensitive personal information about the owner.
It added that the information is stored to expedite the verification process, allowing law enforcement to look up vehicle details without requesting for LTO assistance.
Furthermore, only authorized gadgets will be able to read the code, the LTO says.
Below are the contents one will find stored inside the QR code:
So yeah, it doesn’t look like there’s anything alarming stored in the QR code. Below are the contents of the LTO license sticker’s RFID chip, in case you’re wondering:
The LTO says it fully abides by Republic Act No. 10173, better known as the Philippine Data Privacy Act. Do you feel safe driving around with the agency’s new RFID license plate?