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The Prince William Committee of 100 PRESENTS:
LICENSE PLATE SCANNING: Do You Care About Privacy Rights?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dinner: $25 members and $30 guests
Contact Secretary to RSVP By Noon, Monday, November 17, 2014
Earnie Porta, Mayor (retired) Town of Occoquan BIO-PORTA
Members of the Panel:
Rich Anderson, 51st District Delegate,
VA Assembly BIO-ANDERSON
Committee of 100 Tracks License Plate Scanning Debate
October 25, 2014, Prince William, VA --On Thursday, November 20 the Prince William Committee of 100 will host its monthly dinner and program at 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden 10800 Vandor Ln, Manassas, VA 20109. The title of the program is "License Plate Scanning: Do you care about privacy rights?" The program’s panelist will explore the issue of license plate scanning and the increase in public safety versus infringement upon individual privacy. The public is invited to attend. Dinner is $25 for members and $30 for non-members, RSVP required, however, guests are invited to attend the program only at 7:45 p.m.
Earnie Porta, former Mayor of the Town of Occoquan will
moderate the forum and panelists include Rich Anderson, 51st District Delegate
of the Virginia General Assembly; Claire Guthrie Castaňaga, Executive Director
of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia; Steve Hudson, Chief of the
Prince William County Police Department, and Doug Scott, Chief of the Arlington
County Police Department.
Legislation to regulate Virginia police use of license plate reader data, originally proposed by Delegate Rich Anderson (house patron and first to identify the issue) and Virginia Senator Chap Peterson (senate patron) for the 2014 session, has been shelved for a year. After consulting with law enforcement, Anderson and Peterson decided to work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop public policy that adequately addresses the public safety and privacy issues. Several meetings are scheduled before the 2015 Virginia to explore this issue with stakeholders and the public. Because Northern VA is the biggest user of these technologies, Delegate Anderson and his Co-Sponsor, Senator Chap Peterson would like to present all sides and get a sense of how the Northern Virginia community feels about this issue. The results of this panel discussion will be used to help craft legislation during the 2015 session of the Virginia General Assembly.
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Founded in 1988, the Prince William Committee of 100 provides non-partisan, educational forums to study essential interests, problems and goals of the people of Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.