As an organization that believes that people should not have to choose between moving freely in public spaces and protecting their civil liberties, the ACLU-CT supports this bill to regulate the retention of information gathered by infrared number plate scanning technology, also called automatic license plate reader (ALPR) systems. Without a statewide retention standard, law enforcement agencies can keep droves of information about people driving in Connecticut for as long as they want, risking privacy violations. Many police departments currently keep scan data indefinitely, and others keep the data for as long as five years. State law needs to limit data retention to days, not years.
Federal class action lawsuit continues