University Police Chief Tom Kujawa gave WLUK, Fox 11 reporter Laura Smith the rundown Thursday (Nov. 21) on the department’s new Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) system, in light of a proposed bill that would restrict the technology because of privacy concerns. As we told you here previously, UW-Green Bay obtained ALPR earlier this year to enhance safety — the technology quickly identifies problem vehicles, including those of individuals banned from campus — and assist with parking enforcement. But a proposal from Rep. Dave Craig, R-Big Bend, would allow use of the cameras only during a crime investigation, would prevent law enforcement from sharing the information with non-government entities, and would require data destruction within 48 hours if the info wasn’t needed for an investigation. Smith’s story on the system and related proposal aired Thursday; you can check it out here.
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