Homeland Security License Plate Reader Data Going to Private Businesses
- New York 08/23/2012 by Andrea Sears (WBAI)
The license plate numbers of cars crossing the US borders with Canada and Mexico are being recorded and tracked by license plate reading cameras operated by US Customs and Border Protection. But documents recently obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, in Washington, DC, show that the Department of Homeland Security is also sharing that license plate data with a private business concern. WBAI's Andrea Sears speaks with Ginger McCall, director of EPIC’s Open Government Project.