One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN published an article titled Unannounced use of license photos in criminal probes puts Ohio AG under fire.
Two months after a controversial facial recognition technology program was launched in Ohio without public notice, state Attorney General Mike DeWine conceded Monday he should have let Ohioans know that their images from driver’s licenses were being used by law enforcement in criminal investigations.
“If I had to do it over again, would we have announced it when we did it? Yeah, we would have. And I’ll take responsibility for that,” DeWine said at a news conference.
Although DeWine said he should have gone public with the program sooner, he gave no indication that the state would change or stop using the program. He did announce that an advisory board will be created to review the system’s usage and to suggest policy changes to avoid misuse of the program.