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Daily Dashboard | Group launches protest against airlines using facial recognition Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, Aug. 16, 2019



Privacy activists initiated a campaign calling out airlines that use facial-recognition technology to scan passengers in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, The Hill reports. The group, Fight for the Future, hopes to encourage passengers to fly on airlines that don't use the technology. Despite assurances the program is only used to identify non-U.S. citizens who have overstayed their visas, the group is concerned the lack of federal regulations may lead to overreach. Currently, U.S. citizens can opt-out of the program, although few do so according to the airlines. The campaign comes just days after the CBP said the technology is not a surveillance program.
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