19 Alerts From the LICENSE PLATES Tag


On the Road to Ten: Canned Cameras: NMA E-Newsletter #495

As we continue the march toward the publication of the 520th consecutive weekly issue of the NMA e-newsletter later this year, we will on occasion highlight reader favorites over these past ten years. The first installment, NMA E-Newsletter #486, focused on discussions of speed limits. Here we take on the second-most covered newsletter topic through […]

Profiteering from Surveillance: NMA E-Newsletter #369

Our discussion of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) often focuses on the threat the technology poses to motorist privacy as well as on the ways to limit that threat.   And for good reason. With enough ALPRs, authorities can track the day-to-day movements of everyone who drives a car. By storing and mining that data, they […]

NMA E-Newsletter #330: About ‘About Us’

Most websites, particularly those offering a product or service, have an About Us section. That is where curious online viewers can learn more about the website sponsor, albeit through a controlled narrative. For an advocacy organization like the NMA, About Us can serve multiple purposes. It can inform those who are thinking about becoming a […]

NMA E-Newsletter #326: We Must Stop National ALPR Push Now!

We predicted it would happen. A year after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scuttled plans to build its own nationwide database of vehicle license plate data, the agency is seeking bids from private contractors to provide the agency access to the same information. DHS canceled last year’s plan in the wake of TSA domestic […]

NMA E-Newsletter #299: When it Comes to Privacy, You Get What’s Coming to You

The phrase “reasonable expectation of privacy” pops up a lot when discussing issues related to motorists and privacy. But what does it mean, and how does it apply to the daily business of driving? A reasonable expectation of privacy exists if 1) you have an expectation of privacy in a given situation and 2) your […]