How Automatic License Plate Recognition Tracks Your Steps

Saturday, 01 October 2011 14:26 By Lance Page, Truthout and ACLU Massachusetts | Infographic
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As the surveillance state continues to expand, the push to track the movement of individuals across state borders has also expanded. Automatic license plate recognition technology is at the forefront of this move, not only capturing thousands of license plates per minute and storing the information in a database, but also recording the GPS location of where it was "pinged." According to the ACLU of Washington, law enforcement agencies don't delete any of this information.

This creates a vast database of personal data of where a person traveled, when and for how long. Data firms and multinational intelligence companies are also jumping on the bandwagon, furthering the reach of the surveillance matrix. 

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Lance Page

Lance Page is a designer, photo editor and videographer at Truthout.

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