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Yost Orders Review Of How Driver License Database Info Is Used

Jul 11, 2019

Credit Ohio Public Radio

 Ohio Attorney General David Yost has ordered a review of how information from state databases accessed by outside law enforcement agencies is being used. 

The directive comes on the heels of a Washington Post story listing Ohio as one of 21 states that has shared its drivers' license database with the FBI for facial recognition scans. The AG's staff will also examine statutes and memos dictating access to the database and report their findings in August.  Seven states allow the FBI to search its driver's license, mugshot and corrections department photo databases, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office.