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Automated License Plate Readers

What's the Big Deal About License Plate Readers? (Explained in 5 Minutes)

Josh Kalven | Posted 09.24.2013 | Crime
Josh Kalven

Tens of thousands of these devices are now installed across the country, with many more on the way. Unlike red-light cameras, these readers capture and store images of every vehicle that crosses their field of vision.

Automated License Plate Readers Threaten Our Privacy

Peter Bibring | Posted 07.07.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Bibring

Photographing a single license plate one time on a public city street may not seem problematic, but when that data is put into a database, combined with other scans of that same plate on other city streets, and stored forever, it can become very revealing.

Matt Sledge

Police Sued Over License Plate Reader Secrecy | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.07.2013 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK -- Civil liberties advocates sued the Los Angeles Police and County Sheriff's Departments on Monday to gain access to records from automated ...