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Ohio attorney general to discuss review of facial recognition program

Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

Photo courtesy of Columbus Dispatch
Photo courtesy of Columbus Dispatch

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost will discuss a review of the state’s facial recognition system during a press conference on Wednesday. Yost will detail its uses and the safeguards that prevent abuse.

Ohio granted the FBI access in 2016 to the state’s database of 2011 driver’s license photos amid objections from the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and others, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Ohioans who were driving in 2011 likely have unwittingly had their driver’s license photos run through facial-recognition software by the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies, the Dispatch said.

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