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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:

Homeland Security
Health and Human Services
Veterans Affairs