Canadian Official, ACLU Tackle License Plate Scanners

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 9:24 PM EDT) -- A Canadian privacy regulator and the American Civil Liberties Union on Monday stepped up their scrutiny of license plate recognition technology, launching separate probes into law enforcement's use of the potentially invasive surveillance method.

British Columbia Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has initiated an investigation into whether the use of automated license plate recognition programs by law enforcement complies with the province's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, according to the commissioner.

The announcement came on the same day that the ACLU revealed...
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