Originally Posted by Brucev
You are correct about facebook capturing information. And one can disable the options to suit ones own preferences. Unfortunately one cannot exercise such choice with regard to the recording, etc. of license plate information indicating locations observed, etc.
There is no reason why the police should be able to surveil law abiding citizens going about their daily activities. That sort of thing is done in old europe and england. That sort of thing is done in n. korea and other such communist countries. But, that sort of thing has absolutely no place in a free society. It has no place at all in America.
It's no different than a LEO running your tag while he's traveling behind you or driving by your vehicle parked in a lot. It's a license plate on a public road (or in a public area). There's absolutely no expectation of privacy.