You are being tracked. Automated License Plate Readers spreading fast - used by 70% of US Police Departments

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    Sep 15, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    Government collects information on you when you drive.

    The only states to restrict use of this information is New Hampshire and Maine.

    Do you think information collected in other states will be misused or sold?


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    A little noticed surveillance technology, designed to track the movements of every passing driver, is fast proliferating on America’s streets. Automatic license plate readers, mounted on police cars or on objects like road signs and bridges, use small, high-speed cameras to photograph thousands of plates per minute.
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    The information captured by the readers – including the license plate number, and the date, time, and location of every scan – is being collected and sometimes pooled into regional sharing systems. As a result, enormous databases of innocent motorists’ location information are growing rapidly. This information is often retained for years or even indefinitely, with few or no restrictions to protect privacy rights.


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    Are you ok with the idea that you are being tracked?
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    Sep 15, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    In principle, it's kinda creepy. But, as a person of zero interest to law enforcement, I'm not really bothered by it.
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    Sep 15, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
    Oddly enough, Santa Monica city parking lots use plate readers to help shoppers locate their cars. I'm sure the technology could be adapted for other purposes.
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    Sep 15, 2013 11:10 PM GMT
    paradox saidIn principle, it's kinda creepy. But, as a person of zero interest to law enforcement, I'm not really bothered by it.


    "If you're not doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about." icon_confused.gif

    They *own* this information and its only a matter of time until somebody else gets access to it. Why are they keeping it? These are innocent people, but the information is kept indefinitely. I have a problem with that.