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License plate recognition comes to two Iowa cities

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Two Iowa cities will soon deploy an automatic license plate recognition system. 

Law enforcement in Des Moines and Sioux City will have cameras take pictures of license plates with cameras that will be mounted to patrol cars. The license plate number will then be compared to a database of vehicles sought by law enforcement.

Some legal experts say the technology raises questions about data collection and privacy.

 

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