04-19-2017, 08:57 AM
Nice! NH for years was the only state that banned ALPRs. Unfortunately, last year, the police pushed very hard, and limited use of ALPRs was finally legalized in NH. Use in NH is more limited than any other state, including MT, but it nice to see other states reforming.
As for the information collected in a federal database. Sure, NH, MT, and maybe law in other states prevents it. However, we know that the spying branches of the federal government don't follow state or national laws. There might be something build into ALPRs, or perhaps an exploit that the NSA is aware of currently being used by the NSA. We have no idea what is happening with this information, unfortunately :(
It is great to see that these type of folks exist in other states. I learn about them by the dozen in New Hampshire, as everyone knows libertarians get elected as Republicans in NH. It is very encouraging that it occasionally happens in other states :)