CNET editors pick the products & services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission. Currently, there are no limits on how federal law enforcement agencies can use facial recognition. Alfred Ng November 14, 2019 11:17 AM PST Listen – 03:16 Two senators introduced a bill Thursday to limit how federal law enforcement agencies can use facial recognition technology. Lawmakers have looked at the technology as a bipartisan concern, raising issues with surveillance, privacy and civil liberties surrounding facial recognition. The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act was introduced by Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, and Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah. The bill calls for federal agencies like the FBI and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to obtain a warrant if they want to use facial recognition for ongoing surveillance, like tracking a person’s whereabouts for longer than 72 hours. “Right now, there is a lack of uniformity when it comes to how, when, and where the federal government deploys facial recognition technology,” Coons said in a statement. “This bipartisan bill strikes the right balance by making sure law enforcement has the tools necessary to keep us safe while also protecting fundamental… Read full this story
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