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Put brakes on plate readers


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 19, 2014

~~<p>The Honolulu Police Department should stop using automated license plate readers, which gather vast amounts of data on innocent people, until it has sufficiently explained how this intrusive technology will improve public safety and has developed stringent policies to prevent abuse.</p>
<p>The HPD installed the high-speed cameras on three police vehicles about two weeks ago and is using them to identify stolen vehicles, a department spokesman told Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporter Rob Shikina.</p>
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The Honolulu Police Department should stop using automated license plate readers, which gather vast amounts of data on innocent people, until it has sufficiently explained how this intrusive technology will improve public safety and has developed stringent policies to prevent abuse.

The HPD installed the high-speed cameras on three police vehicles about two weeks ago and is using them to identify stolen vehicles, a department spokesman told Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporter Rob Shikina. Login for more...



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