Police could closely track the movements of millions of innocent Connecticut drivers under a bill that would allow authorities to keep license plate scans for five years.
In legislative testimony, the ACLU of Connecticut called for police accountability on several fronts, including how law enforcement officers use drones for surveillance.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut joined Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut at a news conference to express support for two measures to reform the secret FISA courts, which approved the massive government domestic spying operation revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Police departments in Connecticut and around the country are rapidly expanding their use of automatic license plate readers to track the location of American drivers, but few have meaningful rules in place to protect drivers’ privacy rights.
A new guide from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut explains privacy rights in Connecticut and identifies the gaps and gray areas where those rights are endangered.