SAY CHEESE! SOME STATES PUT DRIVERS’ LICENSE PHOTOS IN FACIAL RECOGNITION DATABASE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT USE

The Blaze –

Although it has been said the NSA’s programs collecting communication data is targeting foreigners to thwart potential terrorist activity, the Washington Post has an in-depth feature on a database that hits much closer to home for many Americans. In fact, many can look into their wallet and find the card that entered them into it in the first place — their state-issued photo ID.

The Post reports that 37 states use facial recognition in drivers license registrations. Twenty-six of these states also allow law enforcement — local, state and federal — to search or request searches of the database as photos could pertain to investigations.

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