We are ACLU experts demanding better privacy protections for police use of license plate tracking technology. AMA.
On Wednesday, we released a report on how law enforcement uses license plate readers, an important tool in its surveillance arsenal, to record Americans’ movements. The readers are proliferating around the country and collecting data on millions of innocent Americans – data that is being stored for months or even years. AMA.
We'll begin answering questions at 12pm ET sharp.
Answering questions today are:
Kade Crockford (ACLUKade), Director of Technology for Liberty Project, ACLU of Massachusetts
Catherine Crump (ACLUCatherine), Staff Attorney, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
Allie Bohm (ACLUAllie), Advocacy and Policy Strategist, ACLU
Bennett Stein (BennettStein ), Legal Assistant, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project
Proof it’s us: https://twitter.com/ACLU/status/357871464529145856
Update: Thanks for all the great questions! We've got to head out now, but if you want more information on license plate tracking, check out our report: www.aclu.org/alpr