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Daily Dashboard | DHS unveils plans for biometric scanners at border Related reading: The Washington Privacy Act is back


After the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a report last week that the agency collected too much personal data, DHS has announced that it is developing a plan to expand the collection of biometric data at the borders, The Christian Science Monitor Passcode reports. The agency hopes to better track visitors from abroad and prevent passport theft with scanners, “which may include iris, face and fingerprints, at border crossings beginning in 2018,” the report states. While DHS officials maintain the program will add extra security and efficiency to the borders, critics aren’t so sure. "There’s always the potential that certain groups of people could be targeted disproportionately by a government surveillance program," said the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Jeramie Scott.
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