18 states allow FBI access to driver’s license photos, and Congress has posted the agreements online

The House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee is providing access to the memorandums of understanding.

The FBI can request searches using facial-recognition technology on 18 state entities’ collections of driver’s license and passport photos. And now it’s easier for citizens to know what these FBI agreements look like.

All 18 memorandums of understanding are now published on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s website. Sam Ehlinger of FedScoop reports on efforts by the Government Accountability Office and the committee to collect the documents and share them.

Samantha Ehlinger

Written by Samantha Ehlinger

Samantha Ehlinger is a technology reporter for FedScoop. Her work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and several McClatchy papers, including Miami Herald and The State. She was a part of a McClatchy investigative team for the “Irradiated” project on nuclear worker conditions, which won a McClatchy President’s Award. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University. Contact Samantha via email at, or follow her on Twitter at @samehlinger. Subscribe to the Daily Scoop for stories like this in your inbox every morning by signing up here:

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