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HB 1673 Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; limitation on collection.

Introduced by: Richard L. Anderson | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS PASSED: (all summaries)

Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; collection and use of personal information by law-enforcement agencies. Provides that, unless a criminal or administrative warrant has been issued, law-enforcement and regulatory agencies shall not use surveillance technology to collect or maintain personal information where such data is of unknown relevance and is not intended for prompt evaluation and potential use regarding suspected criminal activity or terrorism by any individual or organization. The bill authorizes law-enforcement agencies to collect information from license plate readers, provided that such information is held for no more than seven days and is not subject to any outside inquiries or internal usage, except in the investigation of a crime or missing persons report. After seven days, such collected information must be purged from the system unless it is being utilized in an ongoing investigation. The bill also adds to the definition of "personal information" vehicle license plate numbers and information that affords a basis for inferring an individual's presence at any place. This bill is identical to SB 965.


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