ACLU Gives OHP Plate Scanners Good Review

Jul 18, 2013

An American Civil Liberties Union report on police departments' increased use of license-plate scanning notes the policy of the State Highway Patrol is more protective of privacy than some others.

The report shows scanners affixed to cruisers, bridges or buildings around the country capture license plate images providing records of people's location and movement. That information often goes into databases that can be reviewed much later. The ACLU says the Ohio patrol's policy calls for rapid deletion of such information if it doesn't raise concerns and says it can't be collected, stored or shared with the intent of mining data.