By next year, the FBI plans to have 52 million photos in a biometric database that also holds fingerprints, according to documents obtained by the privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and released Monday. According to those documents, the database contained pictures of 7 million to 8 million people as of 2012.
"There should be congressional oversight of this, and there should be rules," said Jennifer Lynch, an EFF staff attorney.
For example, Lynch asked, "How do you get your picture out of the database once it's in there? And how do you even find out that it's in there?"