20 states’ drivers licenses use facial recognition technology
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Indiana has banned smiling for drivers license photos. The bureau says smiling interferes with facial recognition technology that will be used to combat identity theft. Computers will be able to compare facial features on older identification photos.
Hats, scarves and glasses are also banned from drivers license photographs. Indiana joins about 20 other states in using the facial recognition technology.
This video is from ABCNews.com, broadcast Dec. 9, 2008.