Los Altos Hills, CA pursues max fines to thwart license plate reader misuse

The council discussed last week appropriate penalties for any potential misuse of automatic license plate reader (APLR) data. The council approved an ordinance May 20 that adds ALPRs to the town’s municipal code to impose penalties on violators. But council members balked at what they deemed the inadequate financial penalties reflected in the current code, starting with $100 fines.