Alabama, Massachusetts, Missouri and Oklahoma consider legislation limiting use of license plate cameras.
A number of states are having second thoughts about automated license plate readers (ALPR, also known as ANPR in Europe). On Monday, the Oklahoma Senate voted unanimously in favor of restrictions on police use of motorist information. Plate readers, which have come into wide use across the country, allow local police to share real-time tracking information on any motorist with other departments and federal agencies.
Under the proposal put forward by Oklahoma state Senator Nathan Dahm (R-Broken Arrow), such sharing would be prohibited and the plate data would have to be destroyed at the end of fourteen days unless a government entity applies for a court order to preserve the data.
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