ACLU Report Raises Privacy Concerns Over Uptick in License Plate Reader Cameras
Mar 14, 2022 • 13:26
They are not about safety.
“The marketers of these systems are telling local leaders that they can adopt these systems in order to fight a recent spike in gun violence,” Yohnka said. “There’s actually no evidence that it works that way or that it will help in terms of that.”
“The risk of abuse by government is all too real,” the reports says. “Unfortunately, this country has a long tradition, extending up to the present, of law enforcement targeting people not because they’re suspected of criminal activity but because of their political or religious beliefs or race. There are also many documented instances of individual officers abusing police databases.”