The ACLU is suing ICE for more information on its license plate reader contract

In January, The Verge revealed a new contract that gave Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) access to a nationwide network of license plate readers maintained by Vigilant Solutions. The contract put a powerful surveillance tool to work specifically for immigration cases, raising troubling implications for immigration and privacy groups. Those groups have been pushing for more data on the program ever since, and now, one of them is taking ICE to court.

In a lawsuit filed today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is seeking training materials and privacy policies relating to the license plate reader program as well as the specific contracts codifying ICE access to the network. The ACLU-NC filed an initial…

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