COLUMBUS. Ohio (WDTN) - New facial recognition technology to help solve crimes in Ohio is coming under fire from civil rights group.
The new technology allows police to to identify possible suspects on surveillance tapes or drivers licenses but, according to civil rights groups, it was launched without any announcement to the public.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says that since June, local and state law enforcement officers have been using the facial recognition software to match images of possible suspects or victims with their driver's license photos.
DeWine says it's been used almost 2,700 times.
The ACLU has questioned the use of this technology, saying it infringes upon privacy rights and citizens should've been alerted.
DeWine says he is convening a group of judges, prosecutors and others to see if additional protocols should be put into place for law enforcement officers using this facial recognition technology.
He says their recommendations are expected in 60 days.
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