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8:04 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Ohio ACLU Asks To Be In Facial Recognition Analysis

The Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is asking the state's attorney general to be included in the commission studying Ohio's new facial recognition program.

The organization on Wednesday sent a letter to Attorney General Mike DeWine saying it believes it is "necessary and appropriate" that it has a voice on the commission because of its unique understanding of privacy law.

DeWine is convening a group of judges, prosecutors and others to study whether the state should have additional protocols in place for law enforcement officers using facial recognition software. Critics have called the technology's use intrusive.

DeWine has said that since June, local and state law enforcement officers could use the facial recognition software to match images of possible suspects or victims with their driver's license photos.

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