There isn’t “potential” for abuse here, this is a legislated abuse of technology that is already controversial when it’s used by police for the purpose of seeking stolen vehicles, tracking down fugitives and solving specific crimes.
Los Angeles Just Proposed the Worst Use of License Plate Reader Data in History.
Nick Selby

Gee. Why should we be surprised? If anything has been proven many times over, it’s that once you give the government a technology with the potential for improper use, it *will* be misused.

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