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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 Monday June 22 2015, @01:06AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 22 2015, @01:06AM (#199240)

    Why you guys think it is the government surveillance that is an issue is beyond me.

    Corporations readily cooperate with the government, so whatever data corporations have the government is likely to get.

    And government surveillance can be used to more easily destroy your life, destroy democracy [gnu.org], and is larger in scale.

    Oooh, gotta run. Time to check out my Facebook account!

    Good thing I don't have a Facebook account.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 22 2015, @12:38PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 22 2015, @12:38PM (#199388)

    Whoooosh....