License Plate Readers Raise Concern on LI


A plan for license plate readers on a road in a Long Island community is raising concerns about privacy and how the information might be used after the Glen Cove City Council approved installation of two of the cameras on Route 107.

Mayor Ralph Suozzi says the cameras are like having another police officer in the area. He says the data will be stored for 60 days. It will be accessible only to the police chief and four other department members.

But a lawyer specializing in national security issues told Newsday that information gathered for one purpose can be used for another at a later date.

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