D.C. Police Criticized for Storing License Plate Data

March 2012
Information Management Journal;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 46 Issue 2, p8
The article discusses a report in the newspaper "Washington Post," which revealed that more than 250 cameras across the District of Colombia (D.C.) and surrounding area capture 1,800 vehicle images a minute, scan the vehicles' license plates, and download the information into a database. Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union's technology and liberty program, said the government has no business collecting such information on people without a warrant.


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