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Civil Rights Groups Sue LAPD, LA County Sheriff’s Department Over Automatic License Plate Readers

Jennifer Lynch, an EFF attorney, said the location-based information, like license plate data, can be revealing and tracks the movements of innocent people.

“By matching your car to a particular time, date and location—and building a database of that information over time–law enforcement can learn where you work and live, what doctor you go to, which religious services you attend and who your friends are,” she said. “The public needs access to data the police actually have collected to be able to make informed decisions about how ALPR systems can and can’t be used.”

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
CBS Los Angeles
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