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posted by janrinok on Sunday June 21 2015, @04:24PM   Printer-friendly
from the back-to-eating-donuts dept.

In a rare move against the advance of license plate readers, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) has vetoed a plan to acquire the scanners in the Bayou State. It had previously passed both houses of the Louisiana legislature overwhelmingly.

Many law enforcement agencies nationwide use these specialized cameras to scan cars and compare them at incredible speeds to a "hot list" of stolen or wanted vehicles. In some cases, that data is kept for weeks, months, or even years.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/06/louisiana-governor-vetoes-license-plate-reader-bill-citing-privacy-concerns/

[Related]: Governor's Statement

Senate Bill No. 250


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 21 2015, @06:46PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 21 2015, @06:46PM (#199156)

    > It is here now and there is no going back (without a world wide disaster).

    There may be no going back, but there is going forward. Technology has a way of obsoleting the status quo. Maybe we can't change the status quo through arguments for privacy, but we can make it easier to leave that quo behind through conscious choices regarding the use of new technology.