The Chilling Effects of License-Plate Location Tracking

From ACLU’s Free Future By Mica Moore, ACLU & Bennett Stein, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at 12:12pm

Location tracking has far-reaching implications for the way we live, even if we don’t think we’ve done anything wrong. Our recent report, “You Are Being Tracked,” shows that automatic license plate readers allow law enforcement to track every car on the road, not just those relevant to an investigation. This type of widespread tracking endangers our rights of protest and association and has the potential to reach deep into our lives and alter our daily decision making.

License plate readers are poised to become commonplace. As we note in our report:

“…as license plate readers have proliferated, they no longer capture individuals’ movements at only a few points. Increasingly, they are capturing drivers’ locations outside church, the doctor’s office, and school, giving law enforcement and private companies that run the largest databases the ability to build detailed pictures of our lives.” . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by

Published on Jul 22, 2013

Law enforcement agency cameras are tracking movements through license plates and keeping information on file. The purpose is because data is important in tracking criminal activity. Is this a breach of our privacy? FOX26 panelists discuss.

Dig a LITTLE DEEPER ~ THEI Archive “Police State”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


four + 4 =