California law enforcement agencies are sharing automated license plate reader data to states that have banned access to legal abortions after the reversal of Roe v. Wade. Attorney General Rob Bonta made an issued statement on what and what cannot be shared under state law.
“While this technology may be a helpful investigative tool, Californians must be able to trust that their information is being kept safe. Today, we remind law enforcement of their responsibility to safeguard this data and ensure its use is consistent with state law,” Bonta said in a statement.
According to the Sacramento Bee, “State law restricts law enforcement agencies from sharing license plate reader data with anti-abortion states that might use that data to track pregnant people who come to California seeking an abortion.”
As more people visit states such as California for safe abortions, more incarcerations and constitutional violations are expected to rise.
Data on these risks everyday people have to make are important to keep an eye out during this fall of our country's democracy.