Rolling out nationwide and throughout Massachusetts, automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) are the latest surveillance technology to trouble our liberties and invade our privacy. Without proper protections and regulations, ALPRs can be used to track motorists and build databases about the movements of ordinary citizens going about their daily lives. Visit our privacySOS site to learn more about this technology and how it is being deployed in Massachusetts. Please also get in touch with us if you are interested in working to fight misguided ALPR use in your community!
ALPR use in Massachusetts
ALPR documents obtained through public records requests
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