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SCV: License-plate database may violate Data Act (access required)

Pictures and associated data stored in a police department’s automatic license plate reader database are “personal information” under the Data Act, but further factfinding is required to determine whether the record-keeping process allows a license plate number to be linked to the vehicle’s owner. Background In 2014, Plaintiff Harrison Neal submitted a Virginia Freedom of Information Act request ...