ACLU sues in Mass. over license plate reader data
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The American Civil Liberties Union sued two federal agencies Tuesday to try to force them to answer questions about how they use data from automatic license plate readers. The complaint was filed against the US Department of Justice and the US Department of Homeland Security in federal court in Boston. It demands that the departments ‘‘immediately and expeditiously’’ respond to the ACLU’s public information requests, made under the Freedom of Information Act in July. The license plate readers are mounted on patrol cars or other objects and photograph the plates of vehicles that pass. Tuesday’s complaint was filed in Boston, because that is where the attorneys working on it are located.