Irvine Company shared License Plate scanning records with ICE

Judie Mancuso, president of the Pet Lover’s License Plate fund and member of the Veterinary Medical Board, Assemblyman Solorio, actor Pierce Brosnan, Cesar Millan and LA City Councilmember Tony Cardenas at the Pet Lover’s License Plate event held 5/2/2012. (Photo: Lou Delgado)

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Mall, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has reported that The Irvine Company shared license plate scanning technology records with ICE, or Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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The Irvine Company, which operates a huge list of shopping centers in Orange County and elsewhere, including Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum, is in the midst of a flap over license plate data sharing. The real estate development firm was accused of sharing license plate scanning data with ICE, according to a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The report claims that The Irvine Company started using driver license scanning at a number of its locations, using technology developed and operated by the company Vigilant Solutions–which is a contractor providing driver license information to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. In a statement released to the EFF, The Irvine Company said it is only use Vigilant’s license plate scanning data at “our three Orange County regional shopping centers” and that Vigilant can only share that data “with local police departments.”


  4 comments for “Irvine Company shared License Plate scanning records with ICE

  1. It's Hilarious
    July 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    That I can’t post a comment here saying that this is a good story. Oh well!

    – Greg Diamond

    • Dan Chmielewski
      July 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm

      Greg Diamond wouldn’t know a good story if it hit him in the ass. If he thinks flattery will get him somewhere, it won’t.

      • It's Hilarious
        July 18, 2018 at 7:32 pm

        Greg Diamond can judge a story on its merits and is willing offer credit where it’s due.

        Of course, in this case, credit seems to be due to, not you. Exactly why would Greg Diamond care about flattering them?

        • Dan Chmielewski
          July 18, 2018 at 10:56 pm

          The story got broad play in a number of publications and credit was given to SOCALTECH. I wonder if John Scott Horner III liked the story too

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