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 November 21, 2011  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Allison Klein and Josh White report on license plate cameras that are generating a huge database in Washington, D.C. with the ability to track everyone’s movements. They report, in part:

More than 250 cameras in the District and its suburbs scan license plates in real time, helping police pinpoint stolen cars and fleeing killers. But the program quietly has expanded beyond what anyone had imagined even a few years ago.

With virtually no public debate, police agencies have begun storing the information from the cameras, building databases that document the travels of millions of vehicles.

Read more in the Washington Post.

Can we all say “Fourth Amendment” while law enforcement chants, “No reasonable expectation of privacy in public spaces?”

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