Activist files PRA to see police license plate files as city defends Spokeo use for surveillance and data mining

With the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department under orders from the state Supreme Court to make public millions of license plates numbers that both agencies have collected through new digital scanning technology, Pasadena police are now facing a similar citizen’s demand to make public his own license number which has been surreptitiously collected any number of times and places over the past five years. Ed Washatka, past president of the ACLU Pasadena/Foothills who on Oct. 19 requested data on his own license plate numbers under provisions of the state Public Records Act, said he became concerned...

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