Mass Pike AET System Can Send Instant Law Enforcement Alerts, Raising “Government Surveillance” Concerns

The Boston Globe reports, “The state’s new all-electronic tolling (AET) system will include a ‘hot list’ feature capable of sending law enforcement officials instant alerts when cars with specified license plates or transponders pass under toll gantries.” The state says the technology “will be used only to track vehicles in public safety emergencies,” but the ACLU and others have raised concerns about “the prospect of government surveillance.”