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Old April 5th, 2019
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Default Virginia Judge Bans Passive Use Of License Plate Readers

Full article at http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/66/6687.asp

Fairfax County, Virginia judge to issue injunction prohibiting passive surveillance with automated license plate reader cameras.

"The use of automated license plate readers (ALPR, also known as ANPR) may be coming to an end in Virginia. A Fairfax County judge on Monday agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) that it is against the law for police to track motorists accused of no wrongdoing. The Virginia Supreme Court last year expressed skepticism about ALPR as it asked Judge Robert J. Smith last year to clarify how the systems work in practice (view Supreme Court ruling).

Fairfax County uses ALPR cameras to record the movements of all county residents for up to a year. The ACLU insisted that the system is in violation of Virginia's Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (Data Act). The activist group cited a 2013 state attorney general ruling (view ruling) that found the "passive" use of license plate cameras was contrary to this statute -- passive referring to the storing of information on drivers who are not suspects in an active investigation.

Each Fairfax County camera, typically mounted on a police cruiser, can photograph 3600 cars per hour, logging where and when the vehicles pass. When these locations are entered into a database over time, police have access to a potentially detailed travel history of everyone who drives in the area."
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