FBI Sued Over Facial Recognition, Biometric Database On Americans

The recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s policy of collecting American communications data in bulk has citizens throughout the Nation on high alert for all things related to government spying. A developing story about the FBI’s effort to compile an improved biometrics database provides a good example of why privacy advocates are justified in their concerns.

Last year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation submitted three separate Freedom of Information Act FOIA requests to the FBI seeking information on the agency’s plans to build a “bigger, faster and better” biometrics database that would incorporate facial and voice recognition technology along with other biometric identifiers.

via FBI Sued Over Facial Recognition, Biometric Database On Americans : Personal Liberty Digest™.

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