Wednesday, February 19, 2014

DHS blinks: no license plate registry.

"Just kidding!" says DHS, as they hurriedly cancel their license platre registry thingie.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of a plan by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to develop a national license-plate tracking system after privacy advocates raised concern about the initiative.

The order came just days after ICE solicited proposals from companies to compile a database of license-plate information from commercial and law enforcement tag readers. Officials said the database was intended to help apprehend fugitive illegal immigrants, but the plan raised concerns that the movements of ordinary citizens under no criminal suspicion could be scrutinized.

I would say that an underling got screamed at for this one. Too soon after Snowden.

The Phantom

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