Police brazenly lying about license plate reader system
The obvious fact is that the license plate reader system has everything to do with tracking the citizens who nominally employ them, rather than with preventing burglary.
Once the data is there, it can and will be dragged into everything: court cases, lawsuits, investigations, everything. The only way to keep data like that safe is not to collect it in the first place.
If it's not being used for tracking purposes, why don't you delete the plates that don't match your hotlist immediately?
This idiot seems to think that "law enforcement purposes" and "tracking purposes" are somehow different purposes. They aren't. Law enforcement finds it very useful to track people's movements, especially if they can automate the tracking and look it up later. It's very convenient for them. It's how they solve crimes. But it's also an invasion of privacy and a violation of the 4th Amendment.
This entry was published Wed Jun 24 10:03:45 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2015-06-24 10:03:45.0.