In a 6-month pilot program, license plate readers will be placed randomly throughout Davidson County.
While some believe this will help police catch criminals, others are worried about privacy concerns.
License plate readers are now set to hit our streets of Nashville in the coming months, something other cities are already using.
The conversation started in 2020 by councilmember Joy Styles, initially in an attempt to address drag racing. However, since then it’s been met with some pushback.
Some say the readers will infringe on people’s privacy or put them in danger, specifically minority communities.
“We’ve been very clear about what we’re looking for, and what we won’t use, that we’re not holding onto people’s data. This technology is used to capture license plates only. That is what it’s structured for,” Styles says.
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