Missouri Bill Would Limit ALPR Data, First Step to Block National License Plate Tracking Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (March 5, 2018) –  A bill introduced in the Missouri Senate would limit the storage and sharing of information collected using Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) in 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. Caleb Rowden (R-Columbia) introduced Senate Bill 1087 (SB1087) on March 1. The legislation would restrict the storage and sharing of data collected by ALPRs. Under the proposed law, any information collected by an ALPR system would have to be destroyed after 1 year unless there was a judicially issued preservation order. SB1087 would also put tight restrictions on who could access ALPR data.

“In the case of a law enforcement entity’s system, criminal investigators and analysts and automated license plate reader system auditors; or

“In the case of the state highways and transportation commission’s system, state department of transportation personnel as expressly delegated by the state highways and transportation commission.”

All other law enforcement officers would be barred from accessing ALPR data after 30 days.

SB1087 includes a blanket ban …

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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