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Daily Dashboard | CDT files FOIA request with ICE over ALPR data use Related reading: A view from DC: Is protecting kids worth the tradeoffs?



After a privacy impact assessment revealed the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement procured query-based access to a third-party commercial automatic license plate reader database, the Center for Democracy & Technology announced it has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to ascertain details of how the agency intends to use the data. While the CDT notes the PIA demonstrates a thoughtful approach and deliberate steps to make its use of the database less intrusive, it also states, "more steps should be taken to protect privacy, and more information is needed to ensure that the use of [ALPR] data does not undermine the existing restrictions on ICE’s behavior like the policy guidances on Sensitive Locations and Racial Profiling. Hopefully our FOIA request yields information that alleviates these concerns." 
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