Journalism group seeks release of license-plate data in California

The Society of Professional Journalists and a host of other public-interest and media groups have weighed in on a high-profile public-records case now being considered by the California Supreme Court.

The lawsuit, appealed to the state high court by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was rejected by a state appeals court last year.

The plaintiffs are seeking access to bulk data collected by automated license plate readers, technology deployed by numerous law enforcement agencies that collects and stores information about vehicle locations. Continue…