City passes sweeping anti-surveillance lawSubmitted by Phillip_19 on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 09:23
IOWA CITY, Iowa —The Iowa City Council Tuesday night adopted what may be a first-in-the-nation law to ban traffic-enforcement cameras, drones and most uses of license-plate readers, but it comes with a big caveat.
Despite the 7-0 vote to adopt an ordinance outlawing those technologies, the majority of the council still supports the use of red-light cameras. Also, city officials saw no problem prohibiting drones and automatic license-plate readers because the city has no plans to use them except, for the latter, for parking violations.
KCRG-TV reports Iowa City’s law appears to be at the very least uncommon and possibly unique in the United States.