WORCESTER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts is seeking municipal records about the use of automatic license plate readers to see how the information is used.
ACLU spokesman Christopher Ott told the Telegram & Gazette said the organization was requesting information from about a half dozen cities and towns that use the readers that can scan thousands of plates quickly on high-speed roads.
He says the ACLU worries that data tracking motorists' movements can be used in the future.
Worcester Police Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst says the department's device has had several technical glitches and has been out of service since April.
He says the data is stored on a computer and is erased after one year.
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