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SIE #4a: ALPR DataDive: The Visualization and Analysis of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Databases – from Data Science to Data Ethics, part 1 of 2
1:30pm - 3:00pm
The second installement of this two-part SIE takes place Wed., 28 March, 11:00-12:30
ALPR DataDive: The Visualization and Analysis of Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) Databases – from Data Science to Data Ethics
Bryce Clayton Newell, Mike Katell, Jeff Hemsley
The growing ability of law enforcement to easily and affordably draw information-rich insights from the surveillance data they collect implicates important social, political, and ethical concerns. For example, many police departments have incorporated automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) into their surveillance portfolios by equipping squad cars with devices that capture the license plate number of every vehicle that comes into sensing range. The fact that some police agencies have been legally required to disclose ALPR databases to members of the public creates an opportunity for researchers seeking to better understand the impacts that the creation, analysis, and disclosure of these surveillance databases can have in society. The purpose of these sessions is to provide scholars access to ALPR data and to provide an interactive and collaborative opportunity for scholars from multiple disciplines to investigate the relevant social, technical, and ethical ramifications through data visualization, data analysis, and ethical/policy-based analysis.