Drivers License Revoked by Facial Recognition System Error
But let us get to the bottom of the situation. The 'possible terrorist' is John H Gass from Massachusetts, who surprisingly found out that he had his drivers license revoked. Also worth mentioning that he hadn’t had a traffic ticket in years. After many phone calls and a hearing with Registry officials, John H. Gass was “updated” regarding his drivers license.The error occurred when an antiterrorism facial recognition system picked his driver license as a possible fraud, as related by jalopnik.com
It turned out that Gass was tagged because he looks like another driver, not because his image was being used to create another identity. Finally his driving wrights were returned, but he filed a lawsuit against the authorities. Also worth mentioning that the succeeded after 10 days of bureaucratic wrangling to prove who he is. Massachusetts officials stated that the facial recognition system picked up at least 1,000 other drivers. They have also mentioned that those people are guilty of nothing more than looking like someone else.
And for each mistake the “facial recognition system” makes, the lucky selected person must take a trip to the Registry with proof of their identity. The system is used by at least 34 states, so you can experience the “multiple identity” feeling across the US. We are also wondering if this “facial recognition system” has triggered the increasing desire for plastic surgeries in America.