The City of Cleveland currently owns and operates several automatic license plate recognition cameras. With a quick scan, these cameras can provide law enforcement with locational and other personal data about an individual. The Supreme Court in United States v. Jones successfully avoided the issue of whether there is a privacy right in locational data; thus this Note addresses the need for Ohio legislation to balance the interests of law enforcement in using license plate data to apprehend criminals with citizens' Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. It also examines legislation in effect in other states regarding automatic license plate recognition systems and uses this legislation to propose recommendations for the Ohio Legislature.
Michael E. Fisher,
Ohio is Jonesing for Automatic License Plate Readers: Why This May Violate Your Fourth Amendment Rights and What The Ohio Legislature Should Do About It,
64 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol64/iss2/11