Boston Police Department: Automated License Plate Readers
|Agency||Boston Police Department|
|Technology||Automated License Plate Readers|
The Boston Police Department acquired automatic license plate readers as early as 2010 but suspended the program in 2013 after a data breach before reinstalling the technology in 2017.
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Automated license plate readers are cameras attached to fixed locations or to patrol cars that capture every license plate that passes. The data is uploaded to searchable databases with the time, date, and GPS coordinates.