Privacy Issues

Statewide News
7:35 am
Thu July 18, 2013

ACLU: Ohio Patrol Policy More Protective Than Some

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

The report released Wednesday found scanners affixed to police cars, 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.

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