Vice reports members of the U.S. Congress introduced a bill prohibiting the use of facial recognition by federal law enforcement. The Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020 is sponsored by Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., along with Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. The bill aims to halt biometric surveillance deployed "without explicit statutory authorization." Meanwhile, U.S. District Court Judge Elaine Bucklo ruled federal courts have no jurisdiction in a case regarding alleged Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act violations.
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