ACLU SUES FBI AND OTHER AGENCIES, DEFENDING PRIVACY RIGHTS OF AMERICANS AGAINST FACIAL RECOGNITION | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

ACLU SUES FBI AND OTHER AGENCIES, DEFENDING PRIVACY RIGHTS OF AMERICANS AGAINST FACIAL RECOGNITION

The ACLU has sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other federal agencies, making claims that the government is improperly withholding information on how it uses a facial recognition database on millions of Americans. The civil rights organization also asks for a “federal court to intervene and order the FBI and related agencies to turn over all records concerning their use of face recognition technology,” according to a legal document.

“Because of the FBI’s secrecy, little is known about how the agency is supercharging its surveillance activities with face recognition technology,” Kade Crockford of the American Civil Liberties Union wrote in a post on its website.

The public has a right to know when, where, and how law enforcement agencies are using face recognition technology, and what safeguards, if any, are in place to protect our rights.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I find that I do have a "hug and a punch" relationship with this organization, but on this issue, I am having a "hug and let's do coffee" moment, with their actions here.

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