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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: 2) by That_Dude on Sunday June 21 2015, @08:02PM

    by That_Dude (2503) on Sunday June 21 2015, @08:02PM (#199182)

    If this is so, then couldn't the targets thus manipulate their watchers?

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by khallow on Sunday June 21 2015, @08:48PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 21 2015, @08:48PM (#199197) Journal

    If this is so, then couldn't the targets thus manipulate their watchers?

    Who will they be sleeper agents for? Developing a false life for decades in order to fool a security apparatus isn't something conducive to spontaneous democratic rebellions.

    • (Score: 2) by That_Dude on Sunday June 21 2015, @10:47PM

      by That_Dude (2503) on Sunday June 21 2015, @10:47PM (#199219)

      Ever played Three-Card Monte?

      • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday June 22 2015, @12:14AM

        by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 22 2015, @12:14AM (#199226) Journal

        Ever played Three-Card Monte?

        No, I'm not that much of a sucker. The problem here too is that the supposed mark can change the rules on a whim.