Lessons From Ohio: State Governments and Facial Recognition

By Matthew Waxman
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 11:06 AM

Today, I have a piece over at Security States, a joint project of Lawfare and The New Republic which just got underway this week.  Entitled "Lessons from Ohio: State Governments and Facial Recognition," the piece begins:

With all the attention these days on NSA activities, it’s easy to forget that much surveillance in the United States takes place at the state and local level, and it is also regulated by state and local law. Much of the really high tech stuff is centralized in the federal government’s hands, but debate about at least one new technology—facial recognition—is going on in some places at the state level, and that’s a good thing.