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Homeland Security will not force U.S. citizens to undergo facial-recognition screening

Boise Mayor David Bieter says the city will not use facial recognition technology to identify people banned from City Hall after criticism over the plan (Source: MGN).
Boise Mayor David Bieter says the city will not use facial recognition technology to identify people banned from City Hall after criticism over the plan (Source: MGN).(MGN)
Published: Dec. 5, 2019 at 9:07 PM EST
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The Homeland Security Department says it has no plans to force U.S. citizens to submit to facial-recognition technology when they leave or enter the country.

The department provoked outrage among privacy-rights advocates after it raised the possibility of scanning American citizens, who currently can opt out of the biometric checks.

But a privacy advocate suggests that DHS might have been floating a trial balloon and could later revive the idea of scanning American citizens.

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The department provoked outrage among privacy-rights advocates after it raised the possibility of scanning American citizens, who currently can opt out of the biometric checks.  

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