Street-Level Surveillance: ALPR Campaign

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock have a launched a new public records campaign to reveal how much data law enforcement agencies have collected using automated license plate readers and are sharing with each other. Follow along with the requests on this page.

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Data Driven: Explore how cops are collecting and sharing our travel patterns using automated license plate readers

Data Driven: Explore how cops are collecting and sharing our travel patterns using automated license plate readers

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock have filed hundreds of public records requests with law enforcement agencies around the country to reveal how data collected from automated license plate readers is used to track the travel patterns of drivers. Today we are releasing records obtained from 200 agencies, accounting for more than 2.5 -billion license plate scans in 2016 and 2017.

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Explore the Data

Explore the Data

You can sort the ALPR table by any of the main fields. You may also search it using the query box at the upper left of the table.

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Introduction

Introduction

Fewer symbols in America represent a sense of freedom more than an automobile on the open roadway. But in recent years, law enforcement and private companies have developed new technologies to automatically document our comings and goings and where we go in between. Today, police can access vast databases to search our travel patterns with just a few keyboard strokes.

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480 Requests

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2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information

Dave Maass sent this request to the Department of Public Safety of Arizona

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2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information

Dave Maass sent this request to the Austin Police Department of Austin, TX

Awaiting Acknowledgement

2018 Vigilant Data Sharing Information

Dave Maass sent this request to the Anaheim Police Department of Anaheim, CA

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