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New DHS Study Evaluates Privacy Risks Posed by Biometrics Research Support System (ExecutiveGov, Mar 27, 2024)
According to the assessment, the DHS has taken multiple steps to mitigate the risks to privacy. These measures include the de-identification of biometric data up to the point where only the information needed for accurate research and analysis is retained. Encryption and other methods will also be employed to ensure that the data is transferred securely from contributing agency components.

Peaceful Protests, Lawful Assembly Can’t Be Sole Reason for DOJ Facial Recognition Use Under Interim Policy (FedScoop, Mar 27, 2024)
In written testimony submitted to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights last week, the DOJ shared details of its approach to using facial recognition technology, or FRT, including its interim policy, which it issued in December but hasn’t shared publicly. The testimony came a couple of weeks after the civil rights panel held a briefing on federal use of facial recognition technology that the DOJ didn’t testify at in-person or submit testimony for in advance.

ACLU Claims Downtown Lakeland's Facial Recognition Cameras Violate Privacy (ABC Action News Tampa Bay, Mar 26, 2024)
“Attaching facial recognition technology to a network of surveillance cameras, to be able to identify and track people in real time is such a dangerous power to give our government in a free society,” said Nate Freed Wessler, ACLU Speech Privacy and Technology Project Deputy Director.

CAQ Accuses Liberals of 'Sowing Confusion' Over Use of Facial Recognition (The Montreal Gazette, Mar 27, 2024)
The opposition Liberals are calling for a legislative commission to examine the risks to confidentiality and of identity theft posed by the technology and the province’s Access to Information Commission (AIC) is also calling for a public debate on the issue.

Uber Settles Racist AI Accusations with Driver (Law360, Mar 27, 2024)
A black Uber eats driver has received a financial settlement after facial recognition checks required to access the app were ruled as racially...


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