Nebraska Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, Help Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (Jan. 8, 2018) – A bill filed in the Nebraska legislature would put limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state, and place significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

Sen. Matt Hansen (D-Dist. 26) introduced LB93 last year and it will carry over into the 2018 session. The legislation would restrict the use of ALPRs to specific law enforcement functions, and place strict limits on the storage and sharing of any data collected by such systems.

LB93 would prohibit the use of ALPRs except for specified law enforcement activities, including locating missing persons, persons with outstanding traffic or parking violations, vehicles in violation of registration requirements and persons subject to arrest warrants.

The bill’s strength lies in its strict limits on data retention and sharing. The legislation would generally prohibit storage or sharing of ALPR data. Government agencies would be prohibited from retaining data for more than 60 days without a warrant, a court issued preservation order or if the information is part …

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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