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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has revealed that many California police agencies are continuing to share automated license plate reader (ALPR) data with out-of-state authorities without a warrant. Last year, State Attorney General Rob Bonta issued guidance stating that ALPR data should only be shared between public agencies within the state. While some agencies have updated their practices to comply with this guidance, EFF has flagged more than 30 agencies that have rejected or not confirmed compliance. EFF hopes that raising awareness of the non-compliance will lead to stronger privacy protections for Californians.
"We think it is very likely other agencies in the state remain out of compliance with the law," EFF's letter said.