Police in Japan confirmed they are utilizing a facial recognition database in criminal probes, The Japan Times reports. The database compiled images of previously arrested individuals from surveillance cameras and social media. Law enforcement claims the use of the database is limited and photos are deleted when they "are found to be unrelated to cases." Former Sophia University Professor Yasuhiko Tajima said, "We must ensure that the increase in the number of subjects for registration in the database is not limitless."
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