Huge, Unregulated Face Recognition Database Exists: Study

Law360, New York (October 20, 2016, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Half of all adults in the United States are listed in an unregulated facial recognition network used by police across the country to run searches on citizens who often haven’t committed any crimes, posing unprecedented risks to civil liberties.

That’s according to a new Georgetown study, which found 117 million Americans are unwittingly included in these “out of control” biometric databases, where face information gathered from driver’s licenses and other ID photos is stored and accessed by police without people's knowledge and without meaningful protections in...
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