Atlanta police get new mobile fingerprint scanners

Atlanta police get new mobile fingerprint scanners.

The state of Georgia recently received a grant to purchase portable fingerprint scanners. Such technology could greatly improve an officers ability to do their job without using up valuable radio space, going back to their patrol cars Mobile Digital Terminals, and making identification in the field more efficient. A major concern is the privacy implications of the new scanners.  The ACLU’s primary concern is that the scanners are collecting finger print images and storing them for use even when there is no probable cause for an arrest. Thus far there appears to be no evidence that the data sent back from the scanners is being stored.

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