LIVERMORE (CBSSF) – Immigration and Customs Enforcement has reportedly teamed up with a Bay Area-based company to start tracking license plates across the country.
According to tech website The Verge, ICE has reportedly finalized a contract with Data Vigilant Solutions.READ MORE: Two-Alarm Fire Burns Multiple Structures In Rio Linda
The company, which has its corporate campus in Livermore, specializes in data analytics and a number of other law enforcement tools.
The website reported that the partnership would give ICE access to billions of license plate records, along with real-time location tracking.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Makes California’s Voting By Mail System Permanent
“Like most other law enforcement agencies, ICE uses information obtained from license plate readers as one tool in support of its investigations,” spokesperson Dani Bennett said in a statement to The Verge.
Bennett went on to say that the agency is not seeking to build a license plate reader database and “will not collect nor contribute any data to a national public or private database through this contract.”MORE NEWS: Sheriff: Car-To-Car Shooting Near Large Party In Yuba City Leaves 1 Hurt
Data Vigilant Solutions has not responded to requests for comment.