LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL BARRIERS TO THE ACQUISITION AND USE OF MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE PLATE RECORDS

Public opinion, state laws and regulations, and in some instances municipal ordinances, differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction with regard to who may collect license plate data and to what uses these data may be put. Increasingly, public opinion and public policy are becoming more restrictive as the power of license plate imaging and analysis technology increases and the scope of application of this technology widens. It is important in this dynamic, emotion-laden environment for transportation professionals to have a clear and comprehensive understanding of how various jurisdictions treat the acquisition and use of license plate data, how views and positions regarding use are changing, and how we can most responsibly involve ourselves in a professional capacity in the continuing development of public policy in these regards. It is toward providing information upon which understanding and action can be taken that this research is addressed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801975
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Files: UTC, NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 2000 12:00AM