22 Nov Privacy Concerns Raised Against TSA’s Facial Recognition Program
Airport officials have recently warned that the number of people flying between November 16 – 26 could reach 25 million, a 5% percent increase from last year.
TSA administrator David Pekoske revealed at a recent conference that they will be implementing new measures including the expanded use of facial recognition and other biometric technology.
However, National Security Counsel with the Electronic Privacy Information Center Jeramie Scott said that there is currently no federal regulation that governs the use of biometric data. He added that if the government is able use such technology in airports to identify people, it would be an easy leap to use it in other settings.
Source: CBS Albany