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EFF Sues FBI For Access to Facial-Recognition Records

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  1. twitter.followers

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    San Francisco - As the FBI is rushing to build a "bigger, faster and better" biometrics database, it's also dragging its feet in releasing information related to the program's impact on the American public. In response, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today filed a lawsuit to compel the FBI to produce records to satisfy three outstanding Freedom of Information Act requests that EFF submitted one year ago to shine light on the program and its face-recognition components.

    Since early 2011, EFF has been closely following the FBI's work to build out its Next Generation Identification (NGI) biometrics database, which would replace and expand upon the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). The new program will include multiple biometric identifiers, such as iris scans, palm prints, face-recognition-ready photos, and voice data, and that information will be shared with other agencies at the local, state, federal and international levels. The face recognition component is set to launch in 2014.

    "NGI will result in a massive expansion of government data collection for both criminal and noncriminal purposes," says EFF Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch, who testified before the U.S. Senate on the privacy implications of facial recognition technology in July of last year. "Biometrics programs present critical threats to civil liberties and privacy. Face-recognition technology is among the most alarming new developments, because Americans cannot easily take precautions against the covert, remote, and mass capture of their images."

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  2. directaxcess

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    Sadly, the masses are brainwashed beyond belief and like to bend over backwards for their government / law enforcement and probably won't give two shits about this. It's sad, I know -- that our civil liberties are being violated and people are taking it sitting down.
     
  3. steelballs

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    OP top subject thanks...

    To posters who follow answer without bringing politics into it...

    That is not to please me the rules of BHW say no Politics...

    Thanks...:cool: