How Much Do Automated License Plate Readers Know About You?
"They're recording a single plate linked to the time and date that plate was photographed and the location of that plate," says Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "If it were just photographed one time, that probably wouldn’t be that much information, it wouldn't be concerning to most people. It’s the fact that the data is stored, and that plates are recorded pretty frequently. That allows law enforcement to create a picture of your life, not only to find out where you've been in the past, but also to anticipate where you might be in the future."