117 Million Americans Are In Police Facial Recognition Databases – And Don’t Even Know It

117 Million Americans Are In Police Facial Recognition Databases – And Don’t Know It

Photographer: Kevin Case

By Daniel Jennings – Off The Grid News

WASHINGTON — The faces of 117 million Americans — around one-third of the nation’s population — are on file in law enforcement databases, used regularly by facial recognition software to check against images of suspected criminals.

And most Americans don’t even know it.

The data is part of a new report from the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law School.

“Law enforcement face recognition is unregulated and in many instances out of control,” according to the report, dubbed “The Perpetual Line-Up.”

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