DHS Plan To Photograph All Travelers Faces Public Scrutiny

Law360 (February 9, 2021, 4:58 PM EST) -- The Biden administration is reopening a public comment period for a Trump-era U.S. Department of Homeland Security policy proposal requiring the collection of facial images and other biometric records from noncitizens entering or leaving the U.S., a system that critics say poses risks to civil liberties and individual privacy.

In a notice of proposed rulemaking set for publication Wednesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is reopening the public comment period for the Trump-era policy proposal which seeks to move the agency's facial recognition entry-exit system out of the pilot phase and give the department the authority to install the technology at all...

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