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Florida case is poster child for facial recognition tech


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A small-time drug case in Florida has become the poster child of the debate over whether law enforcement agencies should be using facial recognition technology to make arrests.

Legal researchers say the arrest of Willie Lynch is the case that has dealt most directly, and broadly, with facial recognition technology. Lynch was arrested for selling crack cocaine to undercover officers who took his photo with a smartphone.

The Florida Times-Union ( ) reported Sunday that a researcher at the Georgetown Center on Privacy and Technology is using cou...

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