Local and city governments around the country are tacking the use of facial recognition software with varying results. In 2017, Vermont disallowed the search of its driver’s license databases by facial recognition after it became clear the program was illegal under state law. The Seattle Police Department, working with the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, developed a policy in 2016 that allowed for the technology’s use, so long as it was regularly audited and was never used for real-time tracking. Both the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have touted successful applications of facial recognition in uncovering passport fraud or finding a wanted fugitive. However, the technology has produced mixed results in other jurisdictions.
Source: ABA Journal