The use of facial recognition technology is likely to expand according to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
The report states that recent advancements in the technology have increased its accuracy and usage. A survey of 24 federal agencies showed:
*16 used it for digital access or cybersecurity
*6 used it to generate leads in criminal investigations
*5 used it for physical security
*10 plan to expand the use of it
The report is 90 pages in length. It calls use of the technology “increasingly common.”
An earlier report from the GAO detailed a lack of oversight by federal law enforcement agencies that use the technology.
The 10 departments planning to expand use of the technology are:
Health and Human Services