Documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center show U.S. Customs and Border Protection has accelerated its efforts to implement facial-recognition technology in the top 20 airports around the country by 2021, BuzzFeed News reports. The agency’s efforts are a response to an executive order issued by President Donald Trump to deploy biometric verification processes for all travelers who enter the U.S. The documents show there would be no limits in place for how airlines could use facial-recognition data and that CBP has not solicited any feedback before it adopted technology to be used on the public. A CBP spokesperson said the agency has conducted privacy impact assessments related to the program.
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