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Report: ICE gains access to license plate database

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has struck a deal with Vigilant Solutions to give the agency access to billions of license plate records, reports The Verge.

Why it matters: Vigilant's massive vehicle-tracking network will allow ICE agents to search every place a specific license plate has been captured on camera in the last five years. It will also give agents the ability to set up alerts for whenever a particular license plate is spotted, making it extremely difficult for vehicles of interest to remain unnoticed for long.