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Half of Americans in face-recognition databases: report

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Half of Americans in face-recognition databases: report

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A new report claims that half of all American adults have their images stored on law enforcement databases.

The report, titled “The Perpetual Lineup,” from the Center on Privacy and Technology at the Georgetown Law Center released Tuesday criticizes what the authors’ call the unchecked use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement. The authors say the technology has led to the widespread surveillance of innocent individuals and worsened police racial profiling of African-Americans.

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