20-183.31. Regulation of use.

(a) Any State or local law enforcement agency using an automatic license plate reader system must adopt a written policy governing its use before the automatic license plate reader system is operational. The policy shall address all of the following:

(1) Databases used to compare data obtained by the automatic license plate reader system.

(2) Data retention.

(3) Sharing of data with other law enforcement agencies.

(4) Training of automatic license plate reader system operators.

(5) Supervisory oversight of automatic license plate reader system use.

(6) Internal data security and access.

(7) Annual or more frequent auditing and reporting of automatic license plate reader system use and effectiveness to the head of the agency responsible for operating the system.

(8) Accessing data obtained by automatic license plate reader systems not operated by the law enforcement agency.

(9) Any other subjects related to automatic license plate reader system use by the agency.

(b) Data obtained by a law enforcement agency in accordance with this section or G.S. 20-183.32 shall be obtained, accessed, preserved, or disclosed only for law enforcement or criminal justice purposes.

(c) Any law enforcement agency using an automatic license plate reader system must keep maintenance and calibration schedules and records for the system on file. (2015-190, s. 1.)