Clay Davis writes:
A bill introduced in the New York Senate would place stringent restrictions on the use of automatic license plate reader technologies (ALPRs) by state law enforcement agencies. Passage into law would also place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.
Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-NYC) introduced Senate Bill 40 (S40) on Jan, 9. The legislation would strictly limit ALPR use to specific law enforcement applications. The bill would also place stringent restraints on how gathered data is retained and shared.
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