US Vermont Ignores Own Laws to Violate your Face and other Bio / Data

grarpamp grarpamp at
Thu May 25 15:51:03 PDT 2017

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been caught using facial
recognition software -- despite a state law preventing it. Documents
obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont describe
such a program, which uses software to compare the DMV's database of
names and driver's license photos with information with state and
federal law enforcement. Vermont state law, however, specifically
states that "The Department of Motor Vehicles shall not implement any
procedures or processes that involve the use of biometric
identifiers." The program, the ACLU says, invites state and federal
agencies to submit photographs of persons of interest to the Vermont
DMV, which it compares against its database of some 2.6 million
Vermonters and shares potential matches. Since 2012, the agency has
run at least 126 such searches on behalf of local police, the State
Department, FBI, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

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