They know where you were—but maybe only for 48 hours

Capital News Service
LANSING — Legislation requiring police to delete license plate numbers collected by automatic high speed cameras may be coming to Michigan. Rep. Sam Singh, D-East Lansing, wants to restrict how long police can store license plate numbers from automatic license plate readers. Singh wants police to delete the data after 48 hours. There are no limits on how long the data is kept now. The automatic license plate readers are placed on both patrol cars and stationary objects, such as road signs and traffic lights, and capture photos of passing vehicles’ license plates.