Privacy Advocates Push for Government-Wide Facial Recognition Restrictions

1 year ago
After a recent successful campaign for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to dump its facial recognition program, privacy activists are now turning their attention to other agencies that use the technology. Reports last month of IRS requirements for taxpayers to upload selfies for an identity verification program run through prompted immediate backlash from public interest groups and lawmakers from both parties. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) urged the IRS to discontinue the service, while Sen. R...
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