Facial Recognition technology is continuing to improve, yet even with all the improvements there are many factors that impact the accuracy of the technology and it’s not a guaranteed match. For example the angle of the security camera and the size of the database.
Jonathan Frankle, PhD student at MIT’s Internet Policy Research Initiative and Researcher performed an in-depth analysis of the technology and its use at the FBI and other State Law Enforcement institutions while working jointly the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology. The New York Times recently published an article featuring Jonathan Frankle and citing that Law Enforcement agencies are using facial recognition more.
To read the full New York Times Article on Facial Recognition follow this link.