Policy Position on Facial Recognition

To promote highway safety, security, integrity, and reliability of the photo driver license/non driver identification credential, it is necessary to enhance the integrity of the issuance process to protect an individual’s identity and to support a one person, one record concept. Facial recognition has proven to be an effective tool to achieve these goals.  

Therefore, it is AAMVA’s position that member jurisdictions have or implement a facial recognition program and utilize the AAMVA Facial Recognition Program Best Practices Guide when developing or enhancing a program.

[Revised 2020]