Delta Air Lines has installed facial-recognition cameras at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The cameras are used to scan the faces of anyone who travels on an international flight rather than a check of their passport. The airline wants to eventually use the technology for domestic flights. CNN reports the program is optional, and any traveler who does not wish to use the system can go through traditional ID verificiation. Privacy advocates are concerned about the widespread use of facial recognition in airports. Electronic Frontier Foundation Senior Staff Attorney Jennifer Lynch said the technology potentially violates “our constitutional ‘right to travel’ and right to anonymous association.” Meanwhile, eight Democratic lawmakers have sent a letter to Amazon asking the tech company to answer questions about its facial-recognition software, Rekognition, used by police departments.
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