ACLU Sues Mass. DOT For Records On Face Surveillance

By Aaron Leibowitz (July 10, 2019, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts sued the state's transportation department Wednesday for records about how it shares photographs from its driver's license database with other agencies for face surveillance purposes. 

The state suit demands replies to two public records requests that were filed in February and April with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, in which the ACLU sought documents about how often the agency granted access to its photo database and used it to perform searches for other agencies. The group also requested records about the agency's own use of facial recognition software.

"Public accountability for face surveillance technology is...

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