Motel 6 has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a lawsuit after it was discovered employees shared personal information with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, The New York Times reports. Employees at seven motels located in Washington state gave ICE agents information related to 80,000 guests, such as their names, birthdates, room assignments and license plate numbers. ICE agents were able to obtain the data without a warrant in their possession. The agency used the data to detain at least nine Washington residents. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it will discontinue its data program designed to identify individuals most likely to commit a crime. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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