News Clips Congress Introduces Bill to Ban Federal Agencies From Using Facial Recognition

Congress Introduces Bill to Ban Federal Agencies From Using Facial Recognition

Via Vice Last week, Ed Markey, Jeff Merkley, Pramila Jayapal and Ayanna Pressley introduced the “Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020”. The Act would forbid the Federal government from using facial recognition systems, with room for exceptions that must be passed an Act of Congress. Importantly, it also states that any local …

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News Clips House to vote on reauthorizing the spy-enabling “Freedom Act”

House to vote on reauthorizing the spy-enabling “Freedom Act”

The New York Times reports that the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to reauthorize the USA Freedom Act as early as Wednesday. As this site wrote about in coverage of the PCLOB’s report on the NSA Call Detail Record program, the USA FREEDOM Act was passed in 2015 after widespread outrage over the power …

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