Volume 33
Issue 1
Fall '19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Use of Automated License Plate Reader Databases

Written By: Benjamin Hayes

Abstract

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has completed contracts for access to privately maintained automated license plate reader databases. Although these databases are a powerful tool for both law enforcement agencies and private interests, the use of these databases raises privacy concerns.3 ICE’s new access comes at a time when the use of aggregate location data has recently been addressed by the Supreme Court, and the agency’s enforcement efforts are increasingly being scrutinized in the public eye.

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