Victory: California Orders State Audit of Automated License Plate Readers | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Victory: California Orders State Audit of Automated License Plate Readers

By Dave Maass

A California legislative committee today voted to direct the State Auditor to launch a probe into the use of automated license plate readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement agencies. The audit will include the first comprehensive statewide survey of which agencies use this surveillance technology and what vendors they use. It will also include a deeper audit into four specific jurisdictions across the state.

ALPRs are camera systems that scan the license plates of vehicles in order to track people in real-time and create search databases of drivers’ historical travel patterns...

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