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A House committee passed a bill that would allow agencies to keep the scan data for up to 30 days if a vehicle hasn’t been reported stolen or been linked to an investigation.

Privacy advocates, police agree on license reader pact

Minnesota lawmakers said Tuesday that law enforcement leaders and civil liberties advocates had finally reached a compromise on the use of automated license plate readers and how long the data gleaned from such scans could be retained.

A House committee passed a bill that would allow agencies to keep the scan data for up to 30 days if a vehicle hasn’t been reported stolen or been linked to an investigation. It would also add other safeguards, such as requiring agencies to log the cameras’ usage and an annual audit to ensure they are being used properly.

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