Big data poses big questions for police and citizens. Minnesota police are using Automatic License Plate Readers to capture images and locations of licence plates that monitors criminals and average citizens going about their day.
The state doesn’t have a law on the books for dealing with this type of data that can be used to determine patterns of travel for specific individuals. The Criminal & Juvenile Justice Information Policy Group are beginning the process of creating legislation to address the use of this data.
The Star Tribune previously laid out the privacy-security tensions.