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The perpetual lineup: Half of US adults in a face-recognition database

‘Half of American adults are in a face-recognition database, according to a Georgetown University study released Tuesday. That means there’s about 117 million adults in a law enforcement facial-recognition database, the study by Georgetown’s Center on Privacy & Technology says.”We are not aware of any agency that requires warrants for searches or limits them to serious crimes,” the study says.The report (PDF), titled “The Perpetual Line-up: Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America,” shows that one-fourth of the nation’s law enforcement agencies have access to face-recognition databases, and their use by those agencies is virtually unregulated…’

Source: Ars Technica