House Panel Looks At Privacy Risks In CBP's Facial Data Use

By Allison Grande (July 27, 2022, 11:11 PM EDT) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection needs to do a better job of clearly informing travelers at airports and other points of entry of its use of facial recognition technology and of ensuring that third parties aren’t misusing this data, watchdogs told a House subcommittee on Wednesday.  

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations called on four witnesses to give input on the proper way to conduct oversight of the CBP’s deployment of biometric technology to streamline the identification of international travelers. 

While the use of facial recognition technology to help verify travelers’ identities provides a powerful tool for…

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