Massachusetts DMV Facial Recognition FAIL-lawsuit to follow

                                                                                                                                            Kaye Beach

July 24, 2011

This gentleman driver got a shock when he was informed that he must cease driving because his license had been revoked.

The Massachusetts DMV (like most state DMV’s) is collecting the facial biometrics of every driver and then using that data to enter each unwitting person into a digital line up that pits their puss against the mugs of fraudsters.

Remember the quaint notion of “presumption of innocence”?

Mr Gass  unfortunately got  fingered  as a bad guy by the less than flawless technology.  Now he is suing for his trouble.

From Boston.com

July 17, 2011

Caught in a dragnet

A fraud prevention system erroneously revoked his license, and now he’s suing for his hardship

read more

One response to “Massachusetts DMV Facial Recognition FAIL-lawsuit to follow

  1. The best part of the story from my point of view besides the admission the system/technology makes mistakes is where the L-1 spokesperson said it reduces fraud by 80%. How can someone determine what they do not know. The cases where fraud does exist is not determinable. If it was able to be calculated they would know who those committing fraud are and then those people would be caught and charged. It, the technology is snake oil that citizens are asked to foot the bill for.

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