EFF Reports Beating Back CDJ Data Sharing Plan
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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