The federal government's plan to build a nationwide database of information culled from license-plate scanners has been canceled. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security quickly reversed course on the proposed project late Wednesday, saying top officials within the department and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency were unaware of it.
Privacy concerns follow close behind new legislation
The California State Senate has just approved a bill to create a pilot electronic license plates program. The program, the first of it's kind in the US, would affect less than one percent of drivers over four years.