FBI Director Says Everyone's Photo Probably Won't Land in DatabaseSubmitted by PaulFanDC on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 15:31
A Silicon Valley congresswoman grilled FBI Director James Comey about his agency’s development of a facial recognition database Wednesday – but came up short on absolute assurances that ordinary Americans won’t be swept into the system.
The back-and-forth focused on the FBI’s Next Generation Identification program, which aspires to identify suspects with biometric technology, including facial recognition.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., peppered Comey with questions about the program's budding image database during a House Judiciary Committee hearing.
Among her raft of inquires, Lofgren pointedly asked if drivers license photographs would be included in the database, currently being built and tested.