The Virginia Supreme Court will hear a petition from the ACLU to determine whether or not a license plate tag is considered “personal information”.
We’ve been talking about the use of automatic license plate scanners for quite a few years. They are a disturbing and open-ended civil liberties violation when there are no protections or limitations on access, which is typical. The ability to data-mine your car’s locations from years ago, when you were never accused of any crime, without any warrant or judicial oversight, is a real problem. [Read more…]