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NYPD Face Search Details Sought in New Jersey Armed Robbery Case

Sept. 27, 2022, 9:05 PM

Digital rights groups are pushing a New Jersey court to let an armed robbery suspect access details on how a facial recognition system identified him, raising concerns about the technology’s potential for error.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and Electronic Frontier Foundation joined the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in requesting information on the specifics of the facial recognition search that was run and the technology used.

Francisco Arteaga was charged with the 2019 armed robbery of a store in West New York, NJ. He was identified as a suspect through a New York Police Department facial recognition search ...