While a cash-poor company is more susceptible to failure, ALL companies will fail if there is a significant unexpected loss of cash. Defending lawsuits, real or frivolous is extraordinarily expensive. Lessons were learned, and wisdom is being imparted.
This technology is already available in the flying world-- where FlightAware makes a plane tracker that publishes flight data from the skies to the public.
Take away lesson is your data will be mined. If you think license plate data is a breach, just wait for ubiquitous facial recognition data going to the public domain.
Brave new world!