Find out why the national discussion has shifted away from hard-line restrictions on LPR and toward a balanced approach which focuses on access controls and best practices in database security to ensure the protection of stored LPR data.
Maryland's new law touted as a model piece of legislation elsewhere in the country as it preserves the many benefits of license plate reader technology and data, while also seeking to advance protections on driver privacy.
Over 60% of those that participated in the Zogby Analytics poll in California poll believed that license plates are intended for public display and people should be able to photograph them unrestricted. The poll expressed support for the use of LPR technology for law enforcement by a 6:1 margin.
License Plate Reader technology proved its usefulness by helping to track down a shooter who terrorized the highways of Kansas City. Had the LPR data not been saved, the shooter might still be on the loose. Laws that attempt to limit LPR data storage put citizens at harm.
A DRN and Vigilant lawsuit challenges a Utah law that restricts taking a photograph -- while simultaneously utilizing technology to analyze the content of the photograph – arbitrarily prohibits an activity that is protected in all other settings and violates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.