Report Backs Limits On Ohio Facial Recognition Program

Law360, Chicago (October 25, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- An advisory panel commissioned by Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine issued a report Friday backing additional controls on a controversial program that uses facial recognition software to match pictures on driver's licenses with criminal suspect photographs.

The panel, which included two former Ohio Supreme Court justices, recommended that non-law enforcement agencies be required to obtain written permission from the head of the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation before accessing the facial recognition software, according to the report.

Access by law enforcement personnel should be limited to...
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