Top court in Mass. to review controversial technology police use to track cars

The Boston Globe: “It’s clearly a very controversial issue facing courts throughout the nation now,” said Martin W. Healy, chief legal counsel of the Massachusetts Bar Association. “You can see people are struggling with this technology and how to allow it to flourish without offending the individual’s right to privacy.”

Late last month, SJC Justice Scott L. Kafker took a rare step in ordering an appeal of a Barnstable County drug trafficking case to go before the court’s full bench. A defendant in the pending criminal case was identified and tracked using plate readers.

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