Tue September 10, 2013
Ohio Advisory Group To Review Face Recognition Use
An advisory panel appointed by Ohio's attorney general is expected to start reviewing the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement.
Attorney General Mike DeWine has named two former Ohio Supreme Court justices to the panel, along with a county prosecutor, a sheriff and others.
The group planned to have its first meeting Tuesday at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation in London.
Since June, local and state law enforcement officers could use the facial recognition software to match images of possible suspects or victims with Ohio driver's license photos. Critics have called the technology's use intrusive.
DeWine wants the group to review whether Ohio should have additional protocols in place for the system that allows the use of facial recognition software. He's asked for recommendations by Oct. 25.