Governor Cuomo announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles's Facial Recognition Technology Program reached a major milestone with the system detecting more than 21,000 possible cases of identity theft or fraud since its launch.

According to the governor’s office a major technology upgrade in January 2016 doubled the number of measurement points mapped to each driver’s photograph, which has resulted in more than 4,000 arrests and more than 16,000 individuals facing administrative action. The system was launched in 2010.