The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan wants to know more about how facial recognition technology is being used by the state.
It submitted two Freedom of Information Act requests on Thursday, one to the Michigan State Police and the other to the Michigan Secretary of State's Office.
The MSP maintains a comprehensive database called the Statewide Network of Agency Photos (SNAP). SNAP contains about 50 million photos, including every Michigan driver's license and state ID photo. It also includes mugshots and Michigan Department of Corrections photos. There can be multiple images of the same person.