Yesterday, the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) reported that the California Department of Justice (CDJ) has canceled its meetings with law enforcement throughout California for development of a facial recognition system based on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) photo database.  The report credited a letter writing and messaging campaign by the EFF involving 1500 people with the result.  According to the report, the DMV had warned that that photo-sharing and facial recognition are not authorized under state law, and these warning were a factor in the decision to shelve the planned development meetings.

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