The ACLU of Connecticut has initiated public and legislative review of recent police practice: Scanning license plates in places like shopping malls.
ACLU-CT insists that any such digital records of innocent citizens be erased.
A series of news and opinion accounts in the Hartford Courant tell the story:
February 21 2012: Plate Scanning Data Being Saved by Police
February 23 (Editorial): Police License Plate Scans Must Have Kill Date
March 11 (Opinion Page) -- by David McGuire, ACLU-CT Staff Attorney
Feels Like You're Being Watched? It's Because You Are
March 11 (Opinion Page) -- by Douglas Fuchs, president, CT Police Chiefs Association
License Plate Data Used for Fighting Crime, Nothing Else