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Civil Liberties group sues US government for records of facial-recognition use at airports claiming the technology ‘enables surveillance on a massive scale’

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Daily Mail
March 13, 2020

A civil liberties watchdog sued the US government Thursday seeking the disclosure of records on the use of facial recognition technology being deployed at American airports.

The American Civil Liberties Union said it was seeking to force the Department of Homeland Security to release records on its contracts and policies for the technology which has been expanded in recent months.

ACLU staff attorney Ashley Gorski said the lawsuit aims to require disclosure of what the government is doing with the data it collects with face-scanning machines.

The expanded airport deployment is ‘putting us on an extraordinarily dangerous path toward the normalization of face surveillance,’ Gorski said in a statement.

Attorneys suggested the technology raises ‘profound civil-liberties concerns’ and ‘can enable undetectable, persistent government surveillance on a massive scale.’

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This article was posted: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:03 am

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