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Not OK to give ICE facial recognition data on immigrants

Utah officials refuted reports that the Utah Department of Public Safety allowed Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to mine Utahns' driver's license photos using facial recognition technology.

Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox were "very concerned" about reports that ICE and the FBI were using the photos to form the foundation for a facial recognition database, according to the governor's office. But they say they were told by the public safety department, which oversees the state Driver License Division, that such reports were inaccurate.

Cox told reporters, "If the reports are true, the governor and I are deeply concerned and not OK with it."

In at least three states that offer driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, ICE officials have requested to electronically analyze driver's license photos. At least two of those states, Utah and Vermont, complied, searching their photos for matches, those records show.

Source: Deseret News on 2020 Utah Gubernatorial race , Jul 8, 2019

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