Privacy

An Act to regulate license plate tracking (HD1377)

Automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) are currently being used in many cities and towns, but with little, if any, regulation. ALPRs can be important tools in helping police locate suspects or missing children. But indefinite stockpiling of data on the locations and personal habits of law-abiding citizens holds the potential for abuse. This bill would limit the length of time such information can be stored, keep it from falling into the wrong hands, and prevent unnecessary intrusion into individual privacy rights.