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State Task Force Says Driver's License Photo Should Be Added To Facial Recognition Database

Feb 21, 2020

A committee studying changes to Ohio's facial recognition database has recommended that updated driver's license photos be added to the database. 

The proposal came out of the Attorney General's Facial Recognition Task Force report released Thursday. It would update the law enforcement database with driver's license photos taken after 2011. The report noted  the recommendation was controversial and the task force tried to balance public safety with privacy. Attorney General David Yost says he's reviewing the recommendations. The former prosecutor says driver's license photos are already considered identification and can be shown to police.