Get behind the wheel in Maryland, and there’s a good chance you’re being followed. Not in the traditional sense, but by license plate readers.
A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good.
License plates in the nation’s capital will soon say “District of Columbia” instead of “Washington, D.C.”
Serious questions are being raised over a relatively new police technology that some say is invading our privacy.