Police Took And Uploaded 114,155 License Plate Tracking Scans AN HOUR Into A Universal Database To Track And Predict Every Americans' Travel Habits
In 2019 alone, just 82 agencies collected more than 1 billion license plate scans using ALPRs. Yet, 99.9% of this surveillance data was not actively related to an investigation when it was collected. Nevertheless, law enforcement agencies stockpile this data, often for years, and often share the data with hundreds of agencies around the country. This means that law enforcement agencies have built massive databases that document our travel patterns, regardless of whether we’re under suspicion.