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06/21/2018

Police Use of Facial Recognition With License Databases Spur Privacy Concerns

External Link - Source: The Wall Street Journal

Thirty-one states now allow police to access driver’s license photos in facial-recognition searches in addition to mug shots, according to the Center on Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center. Roughly one in every two American adults—117 million people—are in the facial-recognition networks used by law enforcement, according to a 2016 report by the center.

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