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Facial recognition surveillance faces new calls for legal limits

a grid of school yearbook–style photos with cropping squares around each face
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The expanded use of facial recognition by law enforcement agencies poses significant risks, from misidentifications and unlawful targeting to the danger of disclosing sensitive information about people's daily lives.

What's happening: There are few legal constraints on the use of facial recognition. Both federal and state lawmakers are trying to address the technology's risks while responding to pressure from law enforcement and from Big Tech companies like Amazon and Microsoft.