"The fact is, ALPR systems collect sensitive location information on millions of innocent Americans and, in many cases, retain that data for years or even indefinitely," Jennifer Lynch, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Ars by e-mail. "99.8 percent of the vehicles recorded by license plate readers are never involved in criminal activity or even vehicle registration issues. It is fully appropriate for Congress and state legislatures to investigate and place limits on this privacy-invasive technology."

Sunday, March 15, 2015
ARS Technica