New York Bill Would Limit ALPR Use by Police; Help Stop National License Plate Tracking Program

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 17, 2018) – A bill introduced in the New York Senate would put strict limitations on the use of automated license plate reader systems (ALPRs) by the state. Passage into law would also 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. Brad Hoylman introduced Senate Bill 23 (S23) last year and it will carry over into the 2018 session. The legislation would limit law enforcement use of ALPRs to specific law enforcement functions. The bill also puts strict limitations on the retention and sharing of data gathered by license plate readers.

“Captured plate data obtained for the purposes described under this section shall not be used or shared for any other purpose and shall not be preserved for more than one hundred eighty days except pursuant to a preservation or disclosure request under this subdivision, or a warrant.”

S23 prohibits the sale, trade, or exchange of captured license plate data for any purpose. Under the proposed law, any data captured or improperly maintained could not be introduced by the state in any grand …

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