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New York DMV’s facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

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After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the changes have since led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open cases.

The effectiveness is due to facial recognition technology to remove high-risk drivers from the road. It “doubles the number of measurement points mapped to each digitized driver photograph to vastly improve the system’s ability to match a photograph to one that already exists in DMV’s database,” a release from Cuomo’s office said.

Cuomo said that facial recognition plays a critical role in keeping New York’s communities safer by cracking down on individuals who break the law. – READ MORE

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