ICE, FBI Among Federal Agencies Searching Florida Driver’s Licenses for Facial Recognition, Records Show

Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI are among 17 federal agencies that have access to every Florida driver’s license through a massive facial recognition network, records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show.

The network, called Face Analysis Comparison & Examination System (FACES), is maintained by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and accessed by 273 “partner agencies,” including Customs and Border Protection and the IRS, as part of an exhaustive push from police agencies to use facial recognition as a law-enforcement tool.

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